We’re within days of Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the Senate as he opens the electoral votes from each state and hands them to the “caller,” who will announce them to the chamber. At that point, any Senator can object to the tally from any state. If a Representative in the House also objects, then the chambers must debate the objection and then vote to reject the tally.
A dozen Senators and a few Representatives have vowed to object to the tallies from contested states, but there’s no way that a majority of the House will vote to reject a tally from any state. The objectors will make their concerns known, reflecting the views of tens of millions of Americans, but they won’t change the outcome of the election.
Many Democrats, some Republicans, and the mainstream media have painted this as a terrible attack on democracy. That seems odd considering the Democrats objected to the electoral votes in the elections of 2000, 2004, and 2016, and yet the nation, and democracy survived.
Instead of wounding or killing democracy, this seems to be the height of it. We’ll survive.