Besides the shenanigans being discussed already about challenging electoral college votes and Representative Louis Gohmert’s lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence for same…I was just wondering what will happen with the Georgia Senate seats on January 6th during the vote counting.
The Georgia run off elections are January 5th. Given these are very hotly contested seats and the margins are very slim…and there has been an incredible pre-election turnout via early voting and absentee ballots…it is unlikely that we will have winners on January 6th…much less certified results.
And the new Congress will already have been sworn in prior to January 6th, so current Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will no longer be senators.
So if there are challenges to the Electoral College votes that require voting in Congress…are the two Georgia seats empty? Is Georgia ‘disenfranchised’ in a manner of speaking?
Or if Sens. Loeffler and Perdue are on the cusp of re-election, will we see an incredible effort to certify the election and swear them in before the Electoral College vote count? I imagine if they don’t win, nothing will happen very quickly, and the Democrats won’t be seated.
I am confident that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has mapped out all of the alternatives and figured out all of the angles on the bank shots in his favor.
The best outcome is probably Georgia just taking their time and counting the votes and certifying them as if nothing else is going on.
No matter what all shakes out, the first week of 2021 will be filled with spills and chills.