How to watch Congress count the 2020 Electoral College votes

The joint session of Congress will begin at 12 p.m. CT in Washington, D.C.

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The Peace Monument, also known as the Naval Monument or Civil War Sailors Monument, is framed by the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Congress will meet for a joint session Wednesday to count the Electoral Votes in the final step of the process before President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20.

The meeting, which starts at 12 p.m. CT at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is usually short and uneventful beyond formally declaring the winner of the presidential election, but may take much longer this year as Republicans in both the House and Senate intend to object the outcome in some states.

If GOP members of House and Senate object to a state’s election results, the chambers would meet separately to debate on whether to count its Electoral College votes. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., are among Senators who have said that they intend to object to the results. Many other Republicans are expected to do the same in the House.

None of the objections are expected to draw majority support.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly pushed unsubstantiated claims that the election was a fraud. He’s also claimed Vice President Mike Pence can overturn election results, even though neither the Constitution or any law gives him such power.

Many major news networks will be covering the count live, including CNN, MSNBC, CBS News and C-SPAN.

How to watch Congress count the 2020 Electoral College votes

Time: 12 p.m. CT

TV: C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, more

Live stream: C-SPAN

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