Commentary: The Most Important Week of the Century

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by Catherine Mortensen

 

Three big things are happening this week that could decide America’s fate. First, a run-off election in Georgia on Tuesday for two U.S. Senate seats that will determine the balance of power in the Senate. Second, Congress meets for a joint session on Wednesday to formally count the votes of the electoral college. And third, Americans from across the country will rally in support of election integrity on Wednesday on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Here’s a quick look at all these moving parts and ways you can make a difference in the saving America from a Marxist-Socialist takeover.

Georgia Run-off Election – Tuesday, January 5

Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the Republican incumbents, are champions of limited government. Loeffler has led the fight in the Senate to protect the Supreme Court from the Democrat threat to pack the court. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised to add seats to the Supreme Court which he will then fill liberal justices. If Loeffler’s Democrat opponent wins the race, he would go along with Schumer and pack the court. All of President Trump’s hard-earned wins on the Supreme Court will be for naught if Loeffler does not win her race.

Sen. Perdue sponsored the MERIT Act, a bill that would expedite the removal of poorly performing federal workers, who are otherwise lazy, incompetent, or recalcitrant by applying the same procedures that were put into place in 2018 to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs across the entire civil service. Right now, it can take years just to terminate an employee with cause. In a modern workplace, that is simply ludicrous. If re-elected, Perdue will continue to drain the D.C. swamp. If his Democrat opponent wins the race, the Deep State will be further empowered.

If Democrats prevail in Georgia’s run-off election, the Senate will push for D.C. statehood in a straight-up power grab. If D.C. were to become a state, it would provide Democrats with two more reliable votes.

As of late last week, 500,000 Republican voters had not yet mailed in ballots for these races. It is critical that every Republican voter in the state return their ballots or vote in person. We cannot let the stolen presidential election sideline us in this fight to save our country. We must pick ourselves up and vote!

Formal Count of Electoral College Votes – Wednesday, January 6

The House and Senate will meet for a special joint session to formally count the votes of the Electoral College.  The states have already counted their electors – now its up to Congress to determine if they will accept each state’s votes.  Vice President Mike Pence will oversee the joint session – presiding in his role as president of the Senate. Many believe the vice president has the option of presenting either Trump electors or Biden electors in states where both Biden and Trump electors have been submitted to Congress. And that could be a critical difference.

At least 140 Republican House Members and twelve senators have said they will formally object to certifying the electoral college votes from states they allege did not follow their own state election laws – in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

At that point, the House and Senate retire to their separate chambers, for a period of “not more than two hours,” and members get up to five minutes to speak in favor or against the objection. Then each chamber will vote, with a simple majority required to uphold the objection. Both chambers must agree to the objection for it to succeed.

Finally, if the vice president presents Trump electors in contested states, it is certain the House will object, leaving it to the Senate to decide whether to concur with that objection – they would have to vote on accepting the Biden electors or support the Trump electors.

This will be the third time Congress has had to debate an objection since 1887.  The other two times, in 1969 and 2005, were ultimately unsuccessful in changing the results of the election and the objections were rejected.

Stop the Steal Rally – Wednesday, January 6

Americans who want their congressman and senators to accept Trump electors from contested states will rally on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Congress cannot certify this fraudulent Electoral College. Our presence in Washington D.C. will let Members of Congress know that we stand with Rep. Mo Brooks and his colleagues in the House of Representatives who will bravely object to the certification of the Electoral College. StopTheSteal.us is working closely, whipping the vote up, with patriots in the Congress.

Make a Difference

If you would like to send an email to your congressman or senator urging them to object to fraudulent electoral college count, click here.

If you would like more information on the January 6 rally, click here.

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Catherine Mortensen is Vice President of Communications at Americans for Limited Government.

 

 

 

 

 

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