At 1 p.m. ET on the 6th, the two houses of the United States Congress will hold a joint meeting to count and certify the electoral votes for the 2020 presidential election.
On the 5th, Georgia, the “battlefield state” of the 2020 U.S. election, held a second round of voting in the Senate election.
The result of this runoff will determine who is the majority party in the Senate, which will have a significant impact on the functioning of the new U.S. government.
As was the case when the presidential election was voted, the result of the Georgia Senate election was unpredictable due to the serious differences.
The U.S. Senate is composed of two senators from each of the 50 states. At present, the Democratic Party has 48 seats and the Republican Party has 50 seats.
Georgia is currently vacant due to a majority of votes from no candidate in the general election, and two Senate seats must be decided in the second round. In the first round of election, one candidate from each party led.
This time, the Republican Party only needs to retain one seat to have 51 seats in the new Senate, thus maintaining the majority position. And the Democrats need to win two seats to be “even” with the Republican Party.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who will take office on January 20, will hold a decisive vote as the president of the Senate, and the Democratic Party will become the least advantageous majority party in American history.
In addition to legislative matters, the U.S. Senate is also responsible for approving treaties concluded by the federal government and the appointment of important executive and judicial positions nominated by the president.
If the Republican Party continues to maintain its Senate majority status, it will have the opportunity to block most of the agenda of the new government and its key cabinet and judicial nominations. Conversely, if the Democrats take back the Senate, they will be able to control both the Senate and the White House.
Calling Georgia to modify the election situation, Trump may be charged with criminal charges
In addition to the Senate runoff, Georgia recently became the focus because of a phone call exposed to President Trump.
In the recorded call, Trump applied both soft and hard to the Georgia Secretary of State, urging him to modify the result of Biden’s victory in the state, but the other party refused.
On the 5th, James Clyburn, the majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that Trump’s telephone pressure was suspected to be unconstitutional, and once confirmed, Trump would probably be charged criminally.
He hoped that the investigation on this matter could continue.
The United States will certify the election results. Trump pressures Pence.
On the 6th Eastern time, U.S. Vice President Pence will preside over the joint meeting of the two houses of Congress.
Representatives of both houses will open sealed certificates containing electoral votes in each state, read the election results aloud, and pass the inventory and certification to end the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who still refuses to admit defeat, pressured Pence on social media on the 5th, saying that Pence “right to refuse fraudulently elected voters”. However, the U.S. media believes that if Pence does so, it will violate the U.S. Constitution and is doomed to be rejected by both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The leader of “Proud Boy” who supported Trump was arrested.
Trump supporters plan to rally in Washington on the evening of the 5th and the 6th all day. Sources said that Trump will address supporters at the rally outside the White House on the 6th.
Acting Washington Police Chief Conte warned on the 4th that those who provoked violent conflict will be arrested. On the 4th, Washington police arrested Tario, the leader of the far-right group Pride Boys, which supports Trump.
Police found that he was carrying two large-capacity magazines.
Prior to his arrest, Tario said on social media that there would be “record” “proud boys” members arriving in Washington, and they would “hidden their identities” and spread them in the heart of Washington as “small groups of people”.