Why Congress can't categorically reject and overturn presidential election results in the future

“There are very limited grounds on which a member of Congress can object to a state’s determination,” Adav Noti, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center, told Insider. Noti said that under the Electoral Count Act, Congress can only object to and reject electors that were not properly certified, not the slate actually elected by the states’ voters, or electors who voted illegally. “None of what got raised in this election falls into either of those categories,” Noti said. “There was nobody saying that the slate of 20 electors from Pennsylvania were not, in fact, the people designated by the state.”

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