The Green Papers: What's New?

First Quarter (Jan - Mar) 2021

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15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Denard Ingram (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Angela Marie Walls-Windhauser (Republican) - added. Governor: Timothy Lemont Mosley (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Jesse Philippe (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: former Senator David Alfred Perdue (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: Governor: state Senator Darren Bailey (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Catalina Lauf (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Billy Hibbitts (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Jessica Honsinger Hollister (Democratic) - withdrew.

Maryland: House CD 3: Malcolm Thomas Colombo (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Bob Anders (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Ava Edwards (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: DeAndre Carter (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 6 Special: Lydia Bean (Democratic) - added; Michael C. "Mike" Egan (Republican) - added.

Calendar Update
by TheGreenPaper's Staff
  • Texas Filing Deadline - Special Election CD 6 on 3 March 2021 is added.
  • Texas Special Election House CD 6 on 1 May 2021 is added. Governor Greg Abbott (Republican) called a Special Election for 1 May 2021 to fill the vacant seat of Member of Congress Ron Wright who died on 7 February 2021. In Special Elections, all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, run on a single ballot. If one candidate receives a majority of the vote in the 1 May 2021 Special Election, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff at a date TBD.
12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Daniel Allen "Dan" Whitfield (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

Connecticut: House CD 3: Eric Storesund (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 14: Brittany Trambauer-Smith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Jewel Kelly (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Hector Tavarez (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Michael Ackerman (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Matthew Diemer (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: Lucia Rodriguez (Republican) - added. House CD 6 Special: Shawn Lassiter (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Timothy "TC Country" Phipps (Constitution) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Sheila "Samm" Tittle (Constitution) - added. Attorney General: D. Adam McKelvey (Constitution) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Jennifer Lynn "Jenn" Flory (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 47: William "Will" Griffith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 9: Becky Hites (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Wesley Smith (Constitution) - added.

New York: House CD 10: Ian Anthony Medina (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: former Poughkeepsie School Board Member Sakima McClinton (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic.

Ohio: House CD 11: Daniel P. Corrigan (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: state Representative Malcolm Kenyatta (Democratic) - added; Alexandria Gloria "Alex" Khalil (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Lawrence N. D. "Doug" Meyer (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Quincy McKnight (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 3: Blaine Hardin (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Heidi St. John (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Governor: Rex Rammell (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Lynda Blanchard (Republican) - added.

Arizona: House CD 4: Matthew Charles "Matt" Daniel (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 1: Brian E. Hawkins (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: state Representative Donald Valdez (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Marcus Murphy (Unaffiliated) - added.

Illinois: House CD 1: Jahmal Cole (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Eric Meiring (Nonparty) - added; Jane Timken (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Commissioner of School and Public Lands: former state Senator Jordan Youngberg (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 36: San Jacinto City Council Member Brian E. Hawkins (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Soledad "Sol" Sandoval (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Ryan Morales (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 16: Gene Koprowski (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Claire Wirth (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Shannon Bray (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Wadi Yakhour (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Stephanie D. Gallardo (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Alex Lasry (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: former Brown Deer School District Superintendent Deborah "Deb" Kerr (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan [Republican].

23 changes to the candidate list. Wisconsin Primary results
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

23 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 6: John Gerard Nolan (No Party Affiliation) - added. Chief Financial Officer: Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 12: Neil Singleton (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 2: Plum Springs City Commissioner William Dakota Compton (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Nick Strauss (Independent) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: April Becker (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Gregg Mele (Libertarian) - added; Phil Rizzo (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Mahesh Ganorkar (Republican) - added. House CD 9: state Representative Charles Graham (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Neil Patel (Republican) - added. House CD 11: former state Representative Bryan Flannery (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Jeff Bartos (Republican) - added; Sean Gale (Republican) - added. Governor: Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph C. "Joe" Gale (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Brian Sims (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 5: Robby Starbuck (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 6 Special: Jana Lynne Sanchez (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin (16 February primary results): Superintendent of Public Instruction: Assistant State Superintendent Sheila Briggs (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Democratic]; Joe Fenrick (Nonpartisan [Independent]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Independent]; former West Salem School District Superintendent Troy Gunderson (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Democratic]; Shandowlyon "Shawn" Hendricks-Williams (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Democratic]; Steve Krull (Nonpartisan [Independent]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Independent].

16 February 2021 Wisconsin Spring Primary - Superintendent of Public Instruction - results from a media source
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff
17 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 1: Jessica Serene Resendez (Democratic) - added. House CD 38: Paul Irving Jones (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 21: Keith Feit (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: former Senator David Alfred Perdue (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: former state Senator Paul Schimp (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Connie Lawson (Republican), who was appointed on 16 March 2012 by former Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (Republican); was first elected in 2014; and re-elected in 2018, announced "I am resigning so I can focus on my health and my family." on 15 February 2021. She will formally resign once Governor Eric Joseph Holcomb (Republican) has selected a replacement.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: state Senator Jim Carlin (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Michael Soetaert (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Louis G. Marino (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 4: Jesse Graham Hudson (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Carlton Ellerby (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Stephen "Steve" Miller (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Rogelio L. Lawsin (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Jonah Schulz (Republican) - moved from District 11 to 16.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Larry E. Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 6 Special: Asa Palagi (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Tyler Ray Smith (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8: Jim Holmes (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Brian Kevin Ainsworth (Republican) - added; Paul Taylor (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Naziha Karima In'am Hadil (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Kyle Alexander Faust (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Austin Chenge (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 3: Josh Nicoloff (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Brittany Ramos DeBarros (Democratic) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 9: Member of Congress Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 27: Gio DePaolis (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 48: Chris Balasinski (No Party Preference) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Jeremy Liggett (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Alix Christopher "Jack" "St. Christopher" Toulme, Jr. (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican.

Georgia: House CD 11: Heather Kilpatrick (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Gary Rabine (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: James McKay, Jr. (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Moe Davis (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: former state Treasurer Josh Mandel (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Angela Geter (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Courtney Yvonne Burks (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: Mike Billand (Republican) - added. House CD 34: Mayra Flores (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Joe Kent (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 6: Eric Ulis (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Heath Loftis (Republican) - added. Governor: James "Rus" Russell, III (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 14: Lateefah Conner (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Secretary of State: former state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: John Johnson (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Reece Wright McDonald (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: Savanna Redden (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Richard "Rich" Mulholland (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Peter Doran (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Member of Congress Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - added as candidate.

11 changes to the candidate list. Member of Congress Ron Wright (Republican, Texas, US House CD 6), 67, has passed away.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Senator Richard C. Shelby (Republican) - Open Seat - "Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022." House CD 4: Member of Congress Robert Brown Aderholt (Republican) - added as candidate; Josh Gaddis (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Attorney General: Lieutenant Governor John Timothy "Tim" Griffin (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. Treasurer: state Senator Mathew "Mat" Pitsch (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 10: Angelina Sigala (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 16: James "Jim" Marter (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Secretary of State: Linn County Auditor Joel D. Miller (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: former state Senator Ben Downing (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 13: Scott Huffman (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 6: Christopher B. Monday (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: Member of Congress Ron Wright (Republican) - passed away due to COVID-19 and lung cancer.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 221 Democrats, 211 Republicans, and 3 vacant seats (Louisiana House CD 2, Louisiana House CD 5, Texas House CD 6).
26 changes to the candidate list. NY House 22 certified.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

26 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Rob Paveza (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Greg Bledsoe (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 38: Elizabeth Moreira (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Root Routledge (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 2: Mike France (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Dena Grayson (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Alix Christopher "Jack" "St. Christopher" Toulme, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as Other.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Senator Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 16: Teresa Marie Pfaff (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Esther Joy King (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: Berrien County Commissioner Ezra Scott (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Brian Steven Jaye (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Scott Sifton (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Sherry Leanne Euvin (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Michaela Chavez (Republican) - added; Ronnie Lucero (Republican) - added; Albuquerque School Board Member Peggy Muller-Aragón (Republican) - added; Jared Vander Dussen (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Member of Congress Claudia Tenney (Republican) - on 5 February 2021, former Member of Congress Claudia Tenney (Republican, Conservative) was certifed the winner of the 3 November 2020 general election with 156,098 votes. Member of Congress Anthony J. Brindisi (Democratic, Independence, Working Families) has 155,98 votes. The winner's margin: 0.034%, 109 votes.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 221 Democrats, 212 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (Louisiana House CD 2, Louisiana House CD 5).

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Kyle C. Norton (Democratic) - added; Martin Rosenfeld (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Michael Cooper (Democratic) - added; Deirdre Gilbert (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Todd Bullis (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Earl W. Davis, II (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Ally Dalsimer (Democratic) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Joseph Luciano (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 23: Bruno Amato (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Joey Camp (Independent) - added; state Senator Kerry Donovan (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Aleem Young (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Lilawatie "Lily" Ramcharran (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Dan Lambert (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: R. David Palmer (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 2: Jason Rogers (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Lexington Mayor Mike Murphy (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Grant City Superintendent Edward Dunn (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Sussex-Wantage Board of Education President Nicholas "Nick" D'Agostino (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3: Bevon Rogers (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Horry County School Board Chairman Ken Richardson (Republican) - added.

2 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

2 changes to the candidate list:

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Constance Lov Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 21: Alan Ellis (Democratic) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

7 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Joseph C. Roberts (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 26: Juan Paredes (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Jeremy Gilbert (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Rik Mehta (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Michael Leipold (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 1: John Swoboda (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Vi Tran (Democratic) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

7 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 6: Mathew Jedeikin (No Party Preference) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Luis Miguel (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Luna Lopez (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 14: Marcus Flowers (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 4: Alden Patrick Johnson (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: House CD 3: Terry Tucker (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Genevieve D. Collins (Republican) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 53: Member of Congress Sara Jacobs (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 3: Gregg Harrison Smith (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Member of Congress Byron Donalds (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 23: Rubin Young (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Lavern Spicer (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Governor: Jonathan Garcia (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Mack Mcgregor (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Brittany Trambauer-Smith (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 16: Jack Lombardi, II (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Michael A. Swanson (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: Jerry Solis (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Francisco Fernandez (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Henderson City Council Member Jason Albert Spriggs (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1: Member of Congress Suzanne M. Bonamici (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Jeanette Spurlock (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Bryan E. Miller (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber (Democratic) - Incumbent added - confirmed by California Legislature.

Florida: Senate Class 3: James Davis (Write-in) - added. House CD 6: Joesph "Joe" Hannoush (Libertarian) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Ashwani Jain (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 8: Mike Detmer (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 11: Hillery Brotschol (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Antoine Tucker (Republican) - candidate for U.S. Senate in 2022.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Member of Congress George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 4: state Representative Bradley A. "Brad" Klippert (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Chamath Palihapitiya (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy (Republican) - added. House CD 39: Jay Chen (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: former state Delegate Heather R. Mizeur (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Selinda Guerrero (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Antoine Tucker (Republican) - added. House CD 18: former Poughkeepsie School Board Member Sakima McClinton (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Senator Robert Jones "Rob" Portman (Republican) - Open Seat; Zachary Musick (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Jonah Schulz (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Daniel McArthur "Dan" Kilgore (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Timothy Swain (Republican) - added. House CD 7: state Representative William H. Bailey (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 8: Rudy Atencio (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Monty Markland (Republican) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 21: Chris Mathys (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Phil Arballo (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 1: Muad Hrezi (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Frank Hughes, Jr. (No Party Affiliation) - added; John Mercadante (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Governor: Kandiss Taylor (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Governor: Eddie Hamilton (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Antoine Tucker (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: state Senator Jeff Jackson (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Shawn Mousourakis (Veterans Party of America) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 5: Member of Congress James H. S. "Jim" Cooper (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 22: Matthew Richard "Matt" Berg (Democratic) - previously listed as Not readily classifiable.

Virginia: Governor: Pete Snyder (Republican) - added.

4 changes to the candidate list.
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4 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: Junaid Ahmed (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Ocean County Commissioner Joseph H. "Joe" Vicari (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 1: state Representative Patricia A. Roybal Caballero (Democratic) - added.

27 changes to the candidate list.
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27 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 5: Benjamin "Ben" Larivee (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 1: Jeffrey R. Lavin (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Matthew "Matt" Jacobs (Republican) - added; Daniel Wilson (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 28: G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 2: Member of Congress Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 2 Special (filing has closed for the Saturday 20 March 2021 special election): Colby James (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Harold John (Democratic) - added; Brandon Jolicoeur (No Party) - added; Sheldon C. Vincent, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 5 Special (filing has closed for the Saturday 20 March 2021 special election): "Jim" Davis (No Party) - added; Jessica Honsinger Hollister (Democratic) - added; Robert K. Lansden (Republican) - added; Jaycee Magnuson (Republican) - added; M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza (Independent) - added; Richard H. Pannell (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Travis "Bull" Johnson (Libertarian) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Sheridan Joshua Lund (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 20: Cole Francis Matthews (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 5: Youseff Baddar (Nonparty) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: William Edward "Will" Barlow, III (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: John DeBellis (Republican) - added.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 7: George W. Kite (Republican) - added; Georhe William Kite (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 12: Trey J. Hunt (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Gillian Chapin Battino (Democratic) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
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8 changes to the candidate list:

Louisiana: House CD 2 Special: Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste (Independent) - added; J. Christopher Johnson (Democratic) - added; Lloyd M. Kelly (Democratic) - added; Mindy McConnell (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1; Jenette M. Porter (Democratic) - added. House CD 5 Special: Errol Victor, Sr. (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 35: Danielle Amelia Fewings (Democratic) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Bryan Eugene Keller (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
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15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Marissa Mitchell (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 52: Judah Hosanna (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Democratic) - Vacant Office - on 22 December 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) appointed Assembly Member Shirley Weber (Democratic) to be the new Secretary of State. The appointment is await approval by the state Legislature.

Colorado: House CD 3: Colin Wilhelm (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 1: Mindy McConnell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2 Special: Chelsea Ardoin (Republican) - added. House CD 5 Special: Horace Melton (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Timothy C. "Tim" Alexander (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Rene Borghese (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 11 Special: former state Senator Shirley Smith (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Allen Waters (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 33: Member of Congress Marc Allison Veasey (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 7: Gautam "Gary" Barve (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: state Senator Anthony Bouchard (Republican) - added; Pavillion Mayor Marissa Joy Selvig (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
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8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 28: Jonathan Alexander Braun (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Cindy Banyai (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Commissioner of Insurance: Tim Temple (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Member of Congress Andrew P. "Andy" Harris (Republican) - added as candidate; Jennifer Pingley (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: former Somerset Count Commissioner Brian D. Levine (Republican) - added; Ocean County Commissioner Joseph H. "Joe" Vicari (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Isiah James (Democratic) - added.

24 changes to the candidate list.
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24 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: John Dennis (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Shervin Aazami (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Edward Abud (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Gabriel Mathew "Gabe" Whitley (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Nicholas Parham (Independent) - added. House CD 2 Special: Claston Bernard (Republican) - added; Desiree Ontiveros (Democratic) - added. House CD 5 Special: Chad Conerly (Republican) - added; Allen Guillory (Republican) - added; Greg Lirette (Republican) - removed; Sandra "Candy" Shoemaker-Christophe (Democratic) - added; Sancha Noel Smith (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Darius Mayfield (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Edward Hollington (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Steven Lewis Green (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 4: Jeffrey Sites (Democratic) - added. House CD 11 Special: former state Representative John Barnes (Democratic) - added; Laverne Gore (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: former Lehigh County Commissioner Lisa Scheller (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Jake Webster (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Frederick "Fred" Wysocki (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea (Democratic) - Open Office. General Treasurer: General Treasurer Seth Magaziner (Democratic) - Open Office.

Texas: House CD 22: Matthew Richard "Matt" Berg (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Paul Davis (Republican) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
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14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: Jana Jackson (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Juli Henry (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Attorney General: Charlie Bailey (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Allison L. Salinas (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Gene Koprowski (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 6: Bart Teeters (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Julia Letlow (Republican) - added; Greg Lirette (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: former Sand Lake Village President Tom Norton (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 14: Brenden P. Kelley (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: former state Delegate Winsome Earle Sears (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Chesterfield County Supervisor Leslie Haley (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Bradford Spencer (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Jacob VandenPlas (Libertarian) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
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10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 42: Angel Anthony Rios (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Jake Philip Loubriel (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Gary L. Koniz (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2: Senator Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: former Brooksville, Oklahoma Mayor Keith Davenport (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Robert Nicholas "Bo" Hines (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 15: Elizabeth Grace McKenzie (Unaffiliated) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Alexandra Hunt (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: former Midland City Councilman John Love (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Eugene Howard (Democratic) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
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9 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 22: Eric Garcia (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Benjamin "Nio" Miranda-Padilla (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Katie Geltz (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Mia Mason (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: former Lopatcong Mayor Doug Steinhardt (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Shannon Taylor (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Everett Stern (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Glenn Youngkin (Republican) - added; Sergio de la Peña (Republican) - added.

2 changes to the candidate list.
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2 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Jeff Phillips (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor John K. Fetterman (Democratic) - Open Chair - Candidate for the Senate Class 3 Seat in 2022.

20 changes to the candidate list.
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20 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 42: Saul Castillo (Democratic) - added. House CD 50: former Santee City Council Member Stephen William Houlahan (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

Maryland: House CD 6: former state Delegate Aruna Miller (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Mark Robertson (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Victor Reyes (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1: Rick Hofsheier (Non Affiliated) - added. House CD 2: Raiph R. Huber (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Lieutenant Governor John K. Fetterman (Democratic) - added; state Senator Sharif Street (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 1: Member of Congress Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 32: Bardia "Brad" Namdarkhan (Republican) - added. House CD 35: David Lee Anderson, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Allen Glines (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Assistant State Superintendent Sheila Briggs (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Joe Fenrick (Nonpartisan [Independent]) - previously listed as Independent; former West Salem School District Superintendent Troy Gunderson (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Shandowlyon "Shawn" Hendricks-Williams (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; former Brown Deer School District Superintendent Deb Kerr (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Steve Krull (Nonpartisan [Independent]) - previously listed as Independent; Pecatonica Area School District Administrator Jill Underly (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic.

2 changes to the candidate list.
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2 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Senator Kelly Loeffler (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 2: Member of Congress Cedric L. Richmond (Democratic) - Resigned effective 15 January 2021 to become Senior Adviser to the President and White House Public Engagement Director in the Biden Administration.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 221 Democrats, 211 Republicans, and 3 vacant seats (Louisiana House CD 2, Louisiana House CD 5, New York House CD 22).

Summary of the TABULATION JOINT SESSION of CONGRESS of 6-7 January 2021
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The 2020 Electoral Votes (those formally cast by Presidential Electors back on 14 December 2020: these Electors having been "appointed via the results of the Presidential Election in each of the 50 States plus the District of Columbia back on 3 November 2020) are counted and tabulated before a Joint Session of both houses of Congress, presided over by the constitutional President of the Senate (Vice President Mike Pence), after which it is officially declared who has been elected President and Vice President of the United States of America.There were 538 total Electoral Votes (1 per each U.S. Senator and Representative in Congress to which each State is entitled, plus 3 for D.C.)- thus, there were 538 duly appointed Presidential Electors re: 2020.

Vice President Mike Pence gaveled the Tabulation Joint Session of the U.S. Congress to order on Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 1:05 P.M. EST (1805 GMT)

Objections were raised by Representatives in Congress to the counting and tabulating of the Electoral Vote from the States of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; but, as no United States Senator had joined in these objections in writing to all but those regarding Arizona and Pennsylvania, the Chair ruled each and every objection regarding Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin out of order. Therefore:

At 1:14 PM EST (1814 GMT) the Joint Session recessed, so that the Senators could withdraw and both houses of Congress could thereafter debate and vote on the objection to the counting of the Electoral Vote from ARIZONA [it was this debate and discussion that was interrupted- at 2:14 PM EST (1914 GMT) as regarded the Senate, and 2:19 PM EST (1819 GMT) as regarded the House of Representatives- by what was declared, by local law enforcement, to have been a Riot in and around the US Capitol building; once the building was cleared, the Senate resumed debate shortly after 8 o'clock PM EST (0100 GMT), with the House resuming debate shortly after 9 o'clock PM EST (0200 GMT)]. The Senate voted to reject this objection by vote of 93 to 6; while the House of Representatives voted to reject this objection by vote of 303 to 121-- and the Joint Session resumed at 11:39 PM EST (0414 GMT), the counting and tabulation of the Electoral Vote by State in alphabetical order thereafter proceeding.

At 12:15 AM EST (0515 GMT) the Joint Session recessed, so that the Senators could withdraw and both houses of Congress could thereafter debate and vote on the objection to the counting of the Electoral Vote from PENNSYLVANIA. The Senate voted to reject this objection by vote of 92 to 7; while the House of Representatives voted to reject this objection by vote of 282 to 138-- and the Joint Session resumed at 3:25 AM EST (0825 GMT), the counting and tabulation of the Electoral Vote by State in alphabetical order thereafter proceeding.

The Certificates of the Electoral Vote from all 51 jurisdictions, therefore, seemed "to be regular in form and authentic" and the total Electoral Vote as "ascertained and delivered to the President of the Senate" by the four Tellers- two from each house of Congress, one from each side of the aisle:

from the UNITED STATES SENATE:

  • Senator Roy BLUNT (R-Missouri)
  • Senator Amy KLOBUCHAR (D-Minnesota)

from the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

  • Congressman Rodney DAVIS (R-Illinois)
  • Congresswoman Zoe LOFGREN (D-California)

was determined to be as follows:

270 Electoral Votes (a Majority of same) necessary to elect

ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States:

  • for JOSEPH R. BIDEN of Delaware: 306 votes
  • for DONALD J. TRUMP of Florida: 232 votes

ELECTORAL VOTE for Vice President of the United States:

  • for KAMALA D. HARRIS of California: 306 votes
  • for MICHAEL R. PENCE of Indiana: 232 votes

Therefore, it was officially declared that

  • JOSEPH R. BIDEN was elected President of the United States
  • KAMALA D. HARRIS was elected Vice President of the United States

for four-year terms beginning at Noon EST (1700 GMT), Wednesday 20 January 2021.

After his announcement of the final, certified Electoral Vote for President and Vice President had been made, Vice President Pence dissolved the Tabulation Joint Session at 3:44 A.M. EST (0844 GMT) on Thursday 7 January 2021.

Counting and Tabulation of the Electoral Vote by Congress.

9 changes to the candidate list. Georgia 5 January Senate runoffs update.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 20: Jeff Gorman (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Senator T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff (Democratic) - elected. Senate Class 3: Senator Raphael Warnock (Democratic) - elected.

Once these Senators are sworn, the Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate will be 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and 2 Independents (who caucus with the Democrats).

Illinois: House CD 10: Kim Nowak (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 3: John Matthew Stephens (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Comptroller: Bowie Mayor Timothy J. "Tim" Adams (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Earl Childress (Independent) - added.

Ohio: House CD 9: Member of Congress Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Utah: House CD 2: Phelan Douglas Acheson (Independent) - added.

Wednesday 6 January 2021: TABULATION JOINT SESSION of CONGRESS-- Electoral Vote for President and Vice-President of the United States to be formalized
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Complete Constitutional Provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President:
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/ConProv.html

Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same:
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/FedLaw.html

16 changes to the candidate list. Georgia 5 January Senate runoffs update.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

As of early mid-morning Eastern time, the 5 January Georgia Senate runoffs are: Class 2 seat-- Ossoff (D) leads by 16,370 votes [with 50.2% of the overall vote]. Class 3 seat-- Warnock (D) has won with 50.6% of the overall vote.


16 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 3: Member of Congress Stephen A. "Steve" Womack (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 16: Member of Congress Jim Costa (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 43: Member of Congress Maxine Waters (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 47: Member of Congress Alan S. Lowenthal (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 50: Member of Congress Darrell Edward Issa (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 51: Member of Congress Juan Carlos Vargas (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 13: Member of Congress Charlie Joseph Crist (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 10: Member of Congress Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 4: Candy Christophe (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Member of Congress James P. "Jim" McGovern (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 9: Member of Congress William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Eddy Aragon (Republican) - added; state Representative Georgene Louis (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Member of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 13: Member of Congress Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 11: Member of Congress Gerald Edward "Gerry" Connolly (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tuesday 5 January 2021: US SENATE RUNOFFS [Class 2 Regular and Class 3 Special] in GEORGIA
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

There are runoffs (between the top two vote-getters from last 3 November) for the Class 2 seat and the Class 3 seat from the Peachtree State.

Returns from the Georgia Secretary of State.

Results from a media source.

5 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

5 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Governor: Paul Romero, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Amy Ryan Courser (Republican) - added; Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 34: Ryan Trevino (Democratic) - added.

27 changes to the candidate list.
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27 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 8: Derek Marshall (Democratic) - added. House CD 45: Brian Burley (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Brian Merlen (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Alexander "Alex" "Lundy" Lundmark (Democratic) - added. House CD 20: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 2: Member of Congress Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks (Republican) - seated. [3 November 2020 General Election: Mariannette Jane Miller-Meeks (Republican) leads Rita Hart (Democratic) by 0.001%-- 6 votes according to the certified vote. Reports states Rita Hart (Democratic) will challenge the results before the U.S. House under the Federal Contested Elections Act.]

Kansas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Toland (Democratic) - Appointed 10 December 2020 [re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers (Democratic) to the State Treasurer's seat]. House CD 1: Michael "Mike" Soetaert (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Lynn Rogers (Democratic) - Appointed 10 December 2020 [re: election of Treasurer Jacob "Jake" LaTurner (Republican) to the U.S. House CD 2 seat]. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 5: McKayla Wilkes (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Allen Rheinhart (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Sam Peters (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Gerard Beloin (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: former Member of Congress Claudia Tenney (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Steve A. Von Loor (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 10: John Anderson (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Laverne Gore (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Robert Santos (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Teddy Daniels (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 1: Hank Gilbert (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Monica de la Cruz-Hernandez (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Princess Blanding (Independent) - Correction: previously listed as Libertarian. House CD 3: John William Collick, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Jason Call (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Evan Jones (Independent) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Aaron Frank (Independent) - added.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 222 Democrats, 211 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (Louisiana House CD 5, New York House CD 22).

117th CONGRESS convenes: Nancy Pelosi (GOP) re-elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Following a preceding pro forma session (gaveled into session at 11:58 AM EST [1658 GMT] and adjourned less than a minute thereafter) held in order to formally adjourn the outgoing 116th Congress sine die, the United States House of Representatives of the 117th Congress of the United States was first gaveled into session at 12:00 PM EST [1700 GMT], Sunday 3 January 2021, by Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson.

Congresswoman Nancy D. Pelosi of California [Democrat] was re-elected to a full 2-year term (her fourth overall) as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 216 to 209 votes for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California [Republican].

No Member of Congress other than Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. McCarthy had their names formally placed in nomination for Speaker of the House; nonetheless, 2 other votes for Speaker were cast: 1 vote was cast for Senator Tammy Duckworth [Democrat] of Illinois, and there was also 1 vote cast for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries [Democrat, of New York]

In additon, 3 of 430 Members of Congress answering to the Roll Call voted 'Present'.

427 of said 430 votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker and Nancy Pelosi's 216 being a majority of said 427, Mrs. Pelosi was thereby returned to that post.


The United States Senate was called to order by Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence, in his capacity as constitutional President of the Senate, at 12:02 PM EST [1702 GMT], Sunday 3 January 2021 (although. technically, the U.S. Senate is, unlike the House, a continuing body; thus, it is the House that formally adjourns a given Congress sine die: in essence, then, the Senate never really "goes out of business").

33 newly elected (or re-elected) Class 2 United States Senators were to be chosen for full six-year terms (beginning today, 3 January 2021) in the most recent [2020] Federal Elections: of these, 32 were sworn in at the dais in pairs (due to COVID-19 protocols, the usual practice of groups of four was abandoned) presenting themselves before the Vice President (Senator Mark Kelly, Democrat of ARIZONA, elected to a Class 3 Senate seat in a Special Election, had previously been sworn [the current term of a Senator elected in a Special Election technically goes back to the day following said election]; while incumbent Senator David Perdue, Class 2 Republican of GEORGIA, awaits the results of a Runoff election, in which he is a candidate for re-election, come this Tuesday 5 January 2021, as also does his Class 3 Republican colleague from Georgia, incumbent Kelly Loeffler, facing a Special Election Runoff on that same date), and all so sworn today answered in the affirmative to the requisite Oath of Office posed as the following question:

  • Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter?

Newly returned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took the same Oath, and in the same manner, as the above before administering the same Oath (again, in the same manner) to the assembled newly elected (or re-elected) members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 117th Congress- presented on the floor of the House in multiple groups of no more than 72 at a time (due to COVID-19 protocols)- as well. The Dean of the House, Congressman-elect Don Young [R-Alaska] was the first to be so sworn, after he himself had sworn in Mrs. Pelosi as Speaker.


NOTE: After Speaker Pelosi had been re-elected, but before she had sworn in the first group of Members-elect (as described above), a motion was offered by Congressman-elect Chip Roy [R-Texas] asking that the Speaker not immediately swear in Members-elect from several States (those in which, while their respective Presidential Electors had [this past 14 December] already cast their votes for Joe Biden for President and Kamala Harris for Vice President, but in which the Biden/Harris ticket had, in the Popular Vote, narrowly bested the ticket of President Trump and Vice-President Pence in the most recent [2020] General Election); this motion was then met by a Privileged Resolution offered by Congressman-elect Steny Hoyer [D-Maryland] to table this motion and allow all Members-elect to be sworn in by the Speaker in the usual manner: this Resolution was subsequently adopted by a vote of 371-2, and the swearing in of the Members-elect to the House thereafter proceeded as described above.

No such issue was joined in the United States Senate.

Sunday 3 January 2021: 117th CONGRESS convenes at Noon Eastern Time [1700 GMT]
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff