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  Joint Session of Congress for Counting of Electoral College Ballots  CSPAN  January 7, 2021 10:02am-10:29am EST

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mackey in his approach to leadership and business. and sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on afterwards, founder of the center for rural enterprise and environmental justice. >> the u.s. house and the u.s. senate finished counting the electoral college ballots and officially certified the election of joe biden and kamala harris with 306 electoral votes. here is a portion of the joint session of congress.
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>> the vice president and the united states senate. [applause]
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>> the joint session of congress to count electoral vote will resume.
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two houses retired to consider separately and decide upon the vote. the commonwealth of pennsylvania to which objection has been filed. willtary of the senate report the action of the senate. >> the united states order that the senate, by a vote of seven rejects theays objection to the electoral votes cast in the commonwealth of pennsylvania for joseph r biden, and kamala harris for vice president. >> the clerk of the house will report the action of the house. >> order. the house of representatives rejects the objection to the electoral vote of the commonwealth of pennsylvania. >> pursuant to the law, chapter
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one of title three, united states code. because the two houses have not sustained the objection, the original certificate submitted by the commonwealth of pennsylvania will be counted as provided therein. tellers when no record and announce the vote for the state of rhode island, president and vice president in accordance with the action of two houses. this certificate from rhode island, the me toentary advised a point ascertain electors. mr. president, the certificate to the state of rhode island seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears that joseph r biden jr. in the state of delaware received four votes for
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president and kamala harris of the state of california received four votes for vice president. any objections to counting the certificate that the tellers verified as it appears to be regular inauthentic? -- and authentic? this certificate from south carolina, the parliamentarians advising is the only certificated vote from that state that purports to be from the state purporting to ascertain electors. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral and seems to be regular authentic and it appears that donald j. trump of the state of florida received nine votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 9 votes for vice president.
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>> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the vote for the state of south carolina that the teller has verified? it appears to be regular inauthentic. hearing none. this certificate from the parliamentarians advised of the only certificate of vote from that state that purports to be .eturned from the state president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of the south code of seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that donald j. trump from the state of florida received three votes for president and michael r. pence from the state of indiana received three votes for president. >> is there any objection to counting the certificate of south dakota?
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it appears to be regular in form and authentic. this certificate from tennessee is the only certificate of vote has annexed to it a certificate of authority of that state purporting to appoint and ascertain electors. >> mr. president the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of tennessee seems to be regular in the form and authentic and it appears there from that donald j. trump of the state of florida received 11 votes for president and michael r pence of indiana received 11 vote vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the vote from the state of tennessee? verified hiss regular in form inauthentic.
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this certificate from texas is the only certificate of votes from the state. it purports to be a return from the state, has the certificate of authority from that state and to ascertain electors. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears there from that donald j. trump of the state of florida received 38 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 38 votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the vote of the state of texas? hearing none, this certificate from utah the parliamentarians advised me is the only certificate of votes from that state that purports to be returned from the state, has
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annexed a certificate of authority to ascertain electors. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form. donald j. trump of the state of florida received six votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received six votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the vote of the state of utah? hearing none, this certificate onlyvermont is the certificate of vote from the state, purports to be returned tom the state, purports ascertain electors. the vote seems to be regular
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in form and authentic and it appears there from that joseph r biden jr. of the state of delaware received three votes for president and kamala harris of the state of california received three votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the state of vermont? this certificate from the commonwealth of virginia the only certificate of votes from , purporting to appoint and ascertain electors. mr. president, the certificate seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that joseph r biden jr. received 13 votes for
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president and kamala harris from the state of california received 13 votes vice president. >> are there any objections to counting their certificate of the vote of the commonwealth of virginia that the teller has verified his appearing regular in form inauthentic? -- and authentic. this certificate from washington is the only certificate of vote from that state, purports to be a return from the state as a certificate of authority from according toe appoint or ascertain electors. certificate of the state of washington seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that joseph r biden jr. of the state of delaware received 12 votes for president and kamala harris of the state of california received 12 votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to
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counting the vote of the state of washington? hearing none, this certificate from west virginia is the only certificate of votes from that state, purports to be a return purporting toe, appoint and ascertain electors. of thecertificate electoral vote of the state of west virginia seems to be regular in form and authentic. thatpears, therefrom, donald j. trump of the state of florida received five votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received five votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the vote in the state of west virginia that the teller has verified appears to be regular in form and authentic?
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this certificate from wisconsin is the only certificate from that state, purports to be a return from the state, and has annexed to it a certificate of authority from the state purporting to appoint or ascertain electors. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of wisconsin seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears therefrom that joseph r biden jr. of the state of delaware received 10 votes for president and kamala d harris of the state of california received 10 votes for vice president. >> for what reason does the gentleman from texas rise? >> mr. president, i object to the electoral votes in the state of wisconsin because 71 house members all witnessed violence and are firmly committed to the resolution of disagreements and
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lawful, peaceful institutions free of violence and though not a single court is allowed an evidentiary hearing to listen to the significant body of evidence of fraud that some see as the courts failures to misrepresent that no court would listen to the evidence as saying evidence did not exist, while democrat leaders in milwaukee illegally and unconstitutionally created more than 200 illegal polling places, tens of thousands of votes were changed by workers despite election workers objections, and so many other illegalities to create a 20,000 vote lead. we object along with a senator who now has withdrawn his objection. >> section 15 and 17 of title iii of the united states code requires that any objection be presented in writing, signed by a member of the house of representatives and a senator.
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if the objection in writing and signed by a member and a senator? >> it is in writing, it is signed by a member, but it is by aigned and objected to senator, mr. president. >> in that case, the objection cannot be entertained. this certificate from wyoming is the only certificate of votes from that state. it purports to be a return to the state and a certificate of authority from the same state purporting to ascertain electors. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of wyoming seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of florida received three votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received
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three votes for vice president. >> are there any objections to counting the certificate of the vote of the state of wyoming that the teller has verified, appears to be regular in form and authentic? hearing none. the chair advises members of congress the certificate having been read, the tellers will ascertain and deliver the results to the president of the senate. >> the undersigned, tellers on the part of the senate, tellers on the part of the house of representatives, report the following as the results of the
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ascertainment and counting of the electoral vote for president and vice president of the united beginning one term the 20th day of january, 2021. make is that joe been and kamala harris will the president and the vice president according to the ballots that have been given to us. [applause] >> the number of electors appointed to vote for president of the united states is 538. in that whole number, in
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majority is 270. the votes for president of the united states are as follows. joseph biden jr. of the state of delaware has received three hunted six votes. donald trump of the state of florida has received 232 votes. the whole number of electors appointed to vote for vice president for united states is 538. with that whole number, a majority is 270. the boat for vice president of the united states are as follows. michael pence of the state of indiana has received 232 votes. the announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the united states. each for the term beginning on the 20th day of january, 2021.
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they shall be entered together with the list of the votes on the journals of the senate and the house of representatives. the chair now recognizes for the purpose of closing prayer the 62nd chaplain of the united states senate, chaplain barry black. >> let us pray. lord of our lives and sovereign weour beloved nation, deplore the desecration of the ,nited states capitol building ,he shedding of innocent blood loss-of-life, and the quagmire
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of dysfunction that threatened our democracy. tragedies have reminded us that words matter, and that the power of life and death is in the tongue. we have been warned that eternal beilance continues to freedom's price. lord, you have helped us remember that we need to see in humanityr a common that reflects your image. you have strengthened our resolve to protect and defend the constitution of the united
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enemies,ainst all domestic as well as foreign. use us to bring healing and and divided hurting nation and world. thank you. for what you have blessed our lawmakers to accomplish in spite of threats to liberty. bless and keep us. drive far from us all wrong hearts toncline our feetur will, and guide our on the path of peace. and god bless america. name,y in your sovereign
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amen. >> the purpose of the joint session having concluded, pursuant the senate and current resolution one, 117 congress, the chair declares the joint session dissolved. [applause]
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>> following yesterday's attack on the u.s. capital, nancy pelosi will hold her weekly news briefing this afternoon. live coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. joe biden was certified by congress at the 46th president early this morning and this afternoon he is expected to announce a number of his picks for justice department positions. watch live coverage starting at 1:30 eastern online at c-span.org or listen with the free c-span radio app.