It didn’t take long for Democrats to object to the counting of Electoral College votes.
Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts objected to Alabama’s votes for Donald Trump, saying the election in that state did not comply with the federal Voting Rights Act.
However, since no senator joined in the objection, it was rejected. Other Democrats objected to votes in Florida and Georgia.
House Democrats are raising objections to Trump’s election as a joint session of Congress tallies the votes. They can slow the count but do not have the votes to change the outcome.
Vice President Joe Biden is presiding over the count. In denying one objection, Biden said, “It is over.”
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