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Today should be an interesting and telling day in Washington, D.C., as the certified results of the 2020 election are opened, state-by-state, in alphabetical order, before a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol.

With allegations of rampant vote fraud in numerous states via ballot dumps, fraudulent ballot counting, Dominion software, and illegal absentee ballots, numerous members of the House and Senate have made known their intentions to object to the results submitted by states in which fraud is alleged and plan to demand an emergency audit of the results in those states before accepting their submitted election results.

The procedure for today is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, Art. II, Section I; in the 12th Amendment of the Constitution, and in Title 3, Chapter 1, of the U.S. Code.

An objection must be presented in writing, signed by at least one member of the House and one member of the Senate, and "shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof ..." as determined by the Electoral Count Act of 1887.

If this occurs, the entire process of opening the election results is suspended and both the House and the Senate meet separately to debate the objection, with up to two hours of debate permitted for each objection and members allowed to speak for up to five minutes each.

Following the debate, the presiding officer then puts the matter to a vote, with a motion to table the question being out of order and not permitted. Each Chamber votes separately to accept or reject the objection by a simple majority. Once the objection is accepted by both chambers or is rejected, the process continues in the joint session.

Because the House is controlled by Democrats, it is considered unlikely that both the House and the Senate will accept an objection to the voting results submitted by any state reporting a Joe Biden win in the presidential election, though it is hoped that the integrity of elections will outweigh other political considerations since allowing our elections to be corrupted would be a death blow to our republic.

One thing that appears certain today is a lengthy process of opening and accepting the certified election results of each state, especially if voting results are challenged in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and possibly Nevada.

Of utmost importance today and in the days to come is that political ambitions be set aside and the evidence of vote fraud be honestly investigated and weighed lest we become a nation governed by those most corrupt.

Randy Moll is the editor of the "Westside Eagle Observer." He may be contacted by email at [email protected] Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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