Lawmakers from the House and Senate will meet in a joint session on Wednesday to count the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election, clearing the path for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration later this month.
A dozen senators and dozens of House members intend to object to the electors from a handful of states, forcing up to two hours of debate and a vote on the objections in each chamber. The congressional proceedings will begin at 1 p.m. ET, and will be presided over by Vice President Mike Pence.
Objections from dozens of lawmakers to election results in several states may lead to hours of debate on Wednesday, but won’t change the outcome of the election, according to numerous journalists. Fact-checkers and journalists continue to challenge false and unsubstantiated claims surrounding the 2020 elections.
A crowd of protesters are taking to the streets of the nations capitol in protest. Some are refuting the results, some are arguing for their acceptance. President Donald Trump is expected to address a crowd of supporters protesting in Washington on Wednesday.