Counting Electoral Votes: An Overview of Procedures at the Joint Session, Including Objections by Members of Congress

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Report that describes the steps which precede the joint session and the procedures set in the Constitution and statute by which the House and Senate jointly certify the results of the electoral vote. It also discusses the procedures set in law governing challenges to the validity of an electoral vote, and makes reference to the procedures followed during the joint session in 2005 by which the election of George W. Bush was certified.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 30, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Maskell, Jack

Legislative Attorney

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Rybicki, Elizabeth

Specialist on Congress and the Legislative Process

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 30, 2012
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United States
Description:

Report that describes the steps which precede the joint session and the procedures set in the Constitution and statute by which the House and Senate jointly certify the results of the electoral vote. It also discusses the procedures set in law governing challenges to the validity of an electoral vote, and makes reference to the procedures followed during the joint session in 2005 by which the election of George W. Bush was certified.

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13 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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