Several House Democrats Friday afternoon unsuccessfully tried to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Donald Trump's Electoral College victory.
Jackson Lee, who sits on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, said she and her staff has seen research alleging up to 50 members of the Electoral College might have improperly cast their votes on December 19, and she believes there is merit to it.
Trump will be officially sworn into office January 20th. Denver-area Congressman Ed Perlmutter indicated he might object during the vote count, but then quickly abandoned the idea.
The Texas Democrat said she plans to work with a senator, who she refused to name, on legislation to crack down on voter suppression this year.
Jayapal said she understands Biden's decision, but would have liked to have been given the opportunity to speak.
According to The Daily Caller, Five Washington Democratic electors did not vote for Clinton.
"Well, it is over", Biden said. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) raised the first objection Friday after the joint meeting was gaveled to order.
At one point, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., implored one of them to join her objection.
"We worked pretty hard, if I say how hard it will reflect poorly on the effort", Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, who led the member protests, told Morning Consult after the votes were tallied.
The response from Gore, who as the 2000 Democratic nominee was the person who stood to benefit from a successful challenge, triggered applause from congressional Republicans in the House chamber. But he added that Republicans were prepared in case an objection succeeded. George and Laura Bush let it be known they voted for "none of the above" for president rather than cast a ballot for Trump, but the ex-president did call to congratulate Trump after his victory. Not surprisingly, several protesters were ejected from the public gallery as the vote count concluded. "How much is known about the foreign disruption of our elections?"
Donald Trump received 304 electoral votes, while Hillary Clinton received 227. Clinton lost four Democratic electors in Washington state and one in Hawaii.
The way the law is designed makes it unlikely that there will be any change to the outcome of the election. We're never going to become complacent.
The IRS found Trump to be in violation of tax laws for his donation to Bondi. "I am member of the Trump transition team". Bondi's office had no comment on whether she was being considered for an unspecified new job in the administration.
Since 2008, app makers have received $60 billion from Apple , which means that they received a third of it only thanks to 2016. The number of apps on the App Store also increased, with 2.2 million apps in total, a 20 percent increase from previous year .
Newly-appointed DMK Working President andparty Treasurer M K Stalin's entry into politics is like a fish taking to the water. The resolution said the working president will have all the powers and responsibilities vested with the post of president.
US Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook condemned what he said was a "terrorist attack that targeted Israel's defense forces". At least four Israelis were killed when a truck plowed through a crowd in the Talpiyot neighborhood of Jerusalem .
Her mother talked about being confident she'd raised her children with strong morals that would serve them after her death. Dylann Roof's next trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church has been delayed.
In light of that, he had one of more productive performances finishing with 19 points, six rebounds, and five assists. And Heat guard Dion Waiters, who has been out for the last 19 games with a groin injury, could be back in the lineup.
Various investors have also started going bullish on oil as the prices for oil futures depicted a rise in the last few sessions. Benchmark Brent crude jumped more than 2% to a high of $58.37, up $1.55 a barrel (bbl) and its highest since July 2015.
In Copperas Cove, residents can leave their live trees for curbside pickup on their regularly scheduled day for trash pickup. County parks, community centers or other county facilities may not be used for tree-cycling or dumping of unwanted items.
SeaWorld now has 22 orcas at its three facilities in Orlando , Florida; San Antonio, Texas; and San Diego California. The whale's health had been declining for months and he had been battling a bacterial infection in his lungs.
First , Ford will let plug-in electric auto owners control their vehicle from home using an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap. Steve Rabuchin, vice president for Amazon Alexa said: "We believe voice is the future, and this is particularly true in cars".
Her family, who are visiting from New Zealand, had picked her up from the airport and were "well clear" before the incident. A Southwest flight from Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to arrive tonight. " People were trying to run", Lea told MSNBC .
The most prominent one is located across the road from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul - placed there in 2011. Busan police originally removed the 5ft-tall bronze statue, which depicts a sitting, barefoot woman.
Instead, maybe it's the Giants, who swept the Cowboys this season, that are the team fans are most apprehensive about facing. Conversely, the Packers' secondary is considerably banged up, and won't have a bye week to get everyone healthy.
Razer, known for its gaming laptops and accessories, today unveiled its latest product, the world's first triple display laptop. In an interview with Polygon, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan revealed that his company is seeing lackluster resp.
Macy's comparable sales fell 2.1 percent in November and December, which was at the low-end of its previous guidance. The closures are part of the plan to shutter up to 100 underperforming stores that it had announced last August.
If there's a possible spanner in the works on the newly-confirmed Falcon 9 launch date, it may likely be inclement weather. Thales Alenia Space and Orbital ATK are manufacturing the 81 Iridium Next satellites in a plant in Gilbert, Arizona.
If either is involved on Saturday then they could also come face to face with another former Dundalk player in Richie Towell. But Giroud would score the victor in the 89th minute after being set up by Lucas Perez.
Investors pay close attention to the performance of the App Store , as Apple now emphasizes its role as a services company. Apple said customers spent almost $240 million on apps and in-app purchases on New Year's Day, the biggest sales day ever.
The court house and the security headquarters were reportedly damaged, as well as the Red Crescent and municipality offices. It is set to pave the way for peace talks between Assad's government and the opposition in Kazakhstan later this month.
The South Korean giant Samsung has made its first attempt to enter the gaming PC market with its newly launched Odyssey 15 laptop. The 15-inch model has a battery consumption of 43 watts per hour while the bigger one has can expend around 93 watts per hour.
The states of northern Brazil, which border top cocaine producers Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, are battle zones in the drug trade. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A lack of guards means prisoners can take control, experts say.
Israel's military has said it believes a significant number of them were essentially on suicide missions. Azaria would need to submit a pardon request to President Reuven Rivlin or the Israeli Defense Forces.
The watchdog bureau said the credit agencies had violated the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and financial industry reform law. Unless they cancelled during the trial period, consumers were charged a recurring fee - usually $16 or more per month.