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

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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