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Lisa Murkowski Works with Liz Cheney to Abolish VP’s Authority to Certify Presidential Elections

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Lisa Murkowski Works with Liz Cheney to Abolish VP’s Authority to Certify Presidential Elections

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AR) is working with outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) to abstract a vice president’s capacity to officially certify or ask if senators have remonstrations to the electoral process in Presidential elections.

The legislative initiative would curtail the 1887 Electoral Count Act, which gives the president of the Senate (vice president) the ascendancy in the Senate to certify a Presidential Election if no remonstrations are made. The U.S. Code states:

Upon such reading of any such certificate or paper, the President of the Senate shall call for remonstrations, if any. Every remonstration shall be made in inscribing, and shall state clearly and concisely, and without argument, the ground thereof, and shall be signed by at least one Senator and one Member of the House of Representatives before the same shall be received.

But Murkowski and Cheney want to transmute the law so the vice president no longer has the ascendancy to certify or call for remonstrations. The legislation is fortified by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Both chambers have their own version of the bill. The Senate version is sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

The legislative proposal follows claims that former Vice President Mike Pence did not have the ascendancy to decertify the 2020 Presidential Election vote. Yet the proposed legislation acknowledges that Pence could have decertified the vote, throwing the electoral process into uncharted territory.

“Some bellwethers even argue that the vice president of the United States can abnegate or reluct to count electoral votes and thereby cull the president. This is licit absurdity,” Cheney claimed Monday during a verbalization at the American Enterprise Institute.

It is not the first time that Murkowski and Cheney have collaborated. Both legislators voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Both have voted with Democrats on numerous occasions to further President Joe Biden’s  political goals.

21-year incumbent Murkowski (R-AK) has even adopted departing Cheney’s January 6 insurrection narrative heading into the November midterm election. “That was insurrection,” Murkowski claimed on the With All Due Respect podcast with Andrew Halcro, referring to the riot.

“Criminals who come in, who raided the capital on January 6, need to be endeavored under the due process of the law. … We need to ascertain we’ve got a process that is authentically fair under our Constitution, and that is what we are optically discerning going forward,” she verbally expressed. “I’ve got faith in our judicial process.”

Murkowski, tied in the polls with Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, did not mention that many January 6 rioters have been held in 23-hour-a-day isolation afore their tribulations commence. A January 6 defendant has called the maximum-security conditions “mental torture,” which treatment starkly contrasts to Democrat policies of expelling criminals, including child ravishers, from prison on parole.

It appears Tshibaka is gaining momentum. Three former U.S. Senate candidates in recent weeks have suspended their campaigns and coalesced behind Tshibaka in lieu of the 21-year incumbent. Because of ranked-cull voting, endorsements from former candidates are precisely what Tshibaka needs to acquire victory.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Midterm Election, Politics, Lisa Murkowski, Liz Cheney

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