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tv   Joint Session of Congress Certifies Donald Trump as Next U.S. President  CSPAN  January 6, 2017 11:19pm-12:06am EST

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>> mr. speaker, the vice president and the united states senate. [applause]
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vice president biden: mr. speaker, members of congress, pursuant to the constitutional laws of the united states, the senate and the house of representatives are meeting in joint session to verify the certificates and count the votes of the electors of the several states for president and vice president of the united states. after the ascertainment has been had, the certificates are authentic and correct in form, the tellers will count and make a list of the votes cast by the electors in the several states. the tellers on the part of the two houses will take their place at the clerk's desk.
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the tellers will dispense with reading formal portions of the certificates. after ascertaining the certificates are regular in form and authentic, the tellers will announce the votes cast by the
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electors from each state beginning with the state of alabama. >> mr. speaker, the certificate of the electoral vote of the alabama of alabama seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefore that donald j. trump of the state of new york received nine votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received nine votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i object to the certificate of the state of alabama on the grounds that electoral votes were not under known circumstances regularly given and that the electors were not lawfully certified, especially given the confirmed in inlegal activities given by the country of russia and the widespread violations of the voting rights
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act that unlawfully suppressed thousands of votes in the state of alabama. vice president biden: title 569 united states code require that any objection be presented in writing, signed by both members of the house of representatives and both members of the house of representatives and the senator. it is the objection in writing and signed not only by the member of the house of representatives but also by a senator. mr. mcgovern: the objection is in writing signed by a member of the house of representatives but not yet by a member of the united states senate. vice president biden: in that case the objection cannot be entertained. >> mr. speaker, the certificate of electoral vote of the state of alaska seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new
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york received three votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received three votes for vice president. vice president biden: members of congress, the certificate having been read, the tellers ill ascertain. senator klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of arizona seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 11 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 11 votes for vice president. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of arkansas
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seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received six votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received six votes for vice president. senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of california seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received 55 votes for president and tim cane of the commonwealth of virginia received -- tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 55 votes for vice president. vice president biden: mr. harper. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of colorado seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york
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received nine votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received nine votes for vice president. kolbe mr. speaker, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of connecticut seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received seven votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received seven votes for vice president. vice president biden: mr. brady. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of delaware seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received three votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received three votes for vice president.
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senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of district of columbia seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received three votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received three votes for vice president. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of florida seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 29 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 29 otes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the member rise? >> i rise an objection that the votes were cast by electors not
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lawfully certified because they violated florida's prohibition against dual -- vice president biden: the debate is out of order. section 15 and 17 of the title 3 of the united states code require any objection be presented in writing, signed by both members of the house of representatives -- both a member of the house of representatives and a senator. is the objection in writing and signed not only by the member of the house of representatives but also by a senator? >> it is in writing, mr. president. vice president biden: is it signed of a senator? >> not of yet. vice president biden: in that case the objection cannot be entertained. senator klobuchar. mr. r klobuchar: president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state georgia seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 16 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana
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received 16 votes for vice president. . vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? >> i object solt certificate -- vice president biden: there is no debate. section 15 requires that any objection be presented in writing signed by both a member of the house of representatives and a senator. is the objection in writing and not only signed by the member senate.he >> even as people waited hours. vice president biden: there's no debate. if it is not signed by a senator the objection cannot be entertained. >> the objection is signed by a member of the house but not yet by a member of the senate. vice president biden: it is ver.
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>> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of hawaii appears to be -- it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york eceived three votes for vth, bernie sanders received one vote for president and elizabeth warren received one vote for vice president. vice president biden: mr. blunt. -- or blun: ther is tafe the certificate of the state appears to be in order. >> mr. president, the
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certificate of the state of illinois seems to be regular in norm and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received 20 votes for vth and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 20 votes for ice president. senator klobuchar: it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york reseved 11 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of iowa appears to be regular in form and authentic.
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it appears donald j. trump received six votes for president. r. blunt: the certificate of -- donald j. trump received six votes for president and michael r. pence received six votes for vice president. >> mr. speaker, the -- mr. president, the certificate of appears to be in order . ms. klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of louisiana
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appears to be regular in form and authentic and it appears that donald j. trump received eight votes for president and michael r. pence received eight otes for vice president. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of maine seems in form and authentic. it appears that hillary clinton of the state of new york received 12 votes for president, tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 12 rhett for vice president, donald trump received one vote for president and michael r. pents received one vote for vice president. mr. blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the vote of the state of minnesota appears to be regular in form.
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millry clinton received 10 votes for president and tim kaine received 10 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of massachusetts appears to be regular in form. hillary clinton received 11 votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 11 votes for vice president. ms. klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of michigan receive -- seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald jump trump of the state of new york received 16 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 16 votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? >> i object because people are join section 18 of toyotale 3
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prohibits debate in a joint session. the gentlewoman -- section 15 and 17 of the title -- of u.s. code require any objection be presented in writing signed by both members of the house and a member of the senate, is the objection in writing not only by the member of the house but also by a senator? >> mr. president, even with -- vice president biden: there is no debate in order. is it signed by a senator. objection ady -- cannot be entertained. the vice president biden: the chair is prepared to proceed with the count. senator klobuchar: the electoral vote of the state of minnesota seems to be regular in form and
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authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received 10 votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 10 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the electoral vote of the state of mississippi appears to be in regular form, it appears that donald j. trump received six votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received six votes for vice president. enator blunt: mr. president -- vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise. ms. jackson lee: i object. . i object on the massive voter suppression. vice president biden: debate is
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not in order. the gentlewoman will suspend. section 15 and 17 of title 3 of the u.s. code requires any objection be presented in writing signed by both a move the -- a member of the house of representatives and a senator. is the objection signed by a united states senator? >> not yet. vice president biden: in that case, the objection cannot be entertained. we'll proceed with the count. mr. blunt. senator blunt: the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of missouri seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that donald j. trump received 10 votes for president and michael r. pence received 10 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of montana appears to be regular in form
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and authentic. it appears therefrom that donald j. trump receive throde votes for president and michael r. pence from the state of indiana received three votes for vice president. senator blunt: the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of nebraska seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received five votes for president and michael r. pence received five votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of nevada seems to be regular in form and authentic and i appears therefrom that hillary clinton received six votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received six votes for vice president.
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senator klobuchar: the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of new hampshire seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received foufer votes for president and michael r. pence of the commonwealth of virginia -- this was incorrect, hillary clinton of the state of new york received four votes for president. my -- mr. president, the official script was incorrect. the tally is correct. the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of new hampshire seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appear therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received four votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received four votes for vice
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president. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of new jersey seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that hillary clinton received 14 votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 14 votes for vice president. senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of new mexico seems to be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received five votes for president and tim kaine of the common wement of virginia received five votes for vice president. mr. harper: the certificate from the state of new york appears to
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be regular in form and authentic. it appears therefrom that hillary clinton received 29 votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 29 votes for ice president. senator klobuchar: mr. president, ther is kiff to -- certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north carolina appears to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 15 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 15 votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> i object to the -- vice president biden: there is no debate in the joint session. the chair has previously ruled a signature from a senator is required. is there a signature from a senator.
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>> it is signed by myself -- vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise. >> i object to the votes because of the massive voter -- vice president biden: there is no debate. there is no debate. the gentlewoman will suspend. as the chair has previously ruled a signature of a senator is required. the objection cannot be receive the clerk will continue to count. mr. brady. mr. brady: the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north dakota appears to be regular in form and authentic, it appears therefrom that donald j. trump received three votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received three votes for vice president. senator blunt: the certificate of the electoral vote of the
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state of ohio appears to be regular in form and authentic. it appears that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 18 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 18 otes for vice president. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of oklahoma seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received seven votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received even votes for vice president. senator klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of oregon seems to be in regular form and authentic and t appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received seven votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received seven votes for vice
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president. vice president biden: mr. brady. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of -- of the commonwealth of pennsylvania seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump from the state of new york received 20 votes for president and michael r. pence from the state of indiana received 20 votes for vice president. blunt mr. president, -- senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of rhode island seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton from the state of new york received four votes for president and tim kaine from the state of virginia received four votes for vice president. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of south carolina seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received nine votes for
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president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received nine votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i object to the votes for south carolina because -- vice president biden: as the chair has previously ruled, here is no debate in the joint session. debate -- suspend. as the chair has previously ruled, the senators is required to be signed on as well. is there objection? ms. jackson lee: mr. president, i have it in writing and now seeking -- vice president biden: the objection cannot be received. ms. jackson lee: thank you. vice president biden: senator klobuchar. senator klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of south dakota seems to be in regular form and authentic and t appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received three votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received three votes for vice president.
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vice president biden: mr. brady. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of tennessee seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 11 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 11 otes for vice president. senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be in regular form and authentic and it donald therefrom that j. trump of the state of new york received 36 votes for president. john k. kasich received one vote for president. ron paul from the state of texas received one vote for president. and michael r. pence received seven votes for vice president. and carley fiorina received one
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vote for vice president. vice president biden: mr. harper. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears erefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received six votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received six votes for vice president. vice president biden: senator klobuchar. senator klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be i reserve the balance of my time in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received three votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received three votes for vice president. vice president biden: mr. brady. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of -- of the commonwealth of virginia seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that hillary clinton
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from the state of new york received 13 votes for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received 13 votes for vice president. vice president biden: mr. blunt. senator blunt: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of washington seems to be regular in form and authentic and appears therefrom that hillary clinton of the state of new york received eight votes for president, colin powell of the commonwealth of virginia received three votes for president and spotted eagle of the state of south dakota received one vote for president and tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia received eight votes for vice president, elizabeth warren of the commonwealth of massachusetts received one vote for vice president and maria cantwell received one vote for vice president. susan collins received one vote for vice president and winona
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laduke received one vote for vice president. vice president biden: mr. harper. there will be order in the house. mr. harper: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of west virginia seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received five votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received five votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? ms. lee: mr. president, i object on behalf of millions of americans including members of the intelligence community -- vice president biden: debate is prohibited. the chair has preponderance of the evidence rule a signature from a senator is required. the objection cannot be sustained unless one is available. ms. lee: mr. president, despite grave concerns of the intelligence officials, interfered from --
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vice president biden: senator klobuchar. continue the tally. senator klobuchar: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of wisconsin seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received 10 votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received 10 votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: mr. president, i object to the votes of the state of wisconsin which should not be vice president biden: there is no debate. does the gentlelady -- ms. jackson lee: in the city of milwaukee -- vice president biden: please come to order. the chair has previously ruled. the gentlewoman will suspend. the gentlewoman will suspend. as the chair has previously ruled, a signature from a senator is required. is there such a signature? ms. jackson lee: do i have a written document with my signature on it. the russian intrusion --
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vice president biden: the clerk will continue to call the roll -- i mean, will continue to tally. mr. brady: mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of wyoming seems to be in regular form and authentic and it appears therefrom that donald j. trump of the state of new york received three votes for president and michael r. pence of the state of indiana received three votes for vice president. vice president biden: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? ms. waters: i do not wish to debate. i do wish to ask, is there one united states senator who will join me in this letter? vice president biden: there is no debate. there is no debate. the gentlewoman will suspend. the chair -- the chair has previously ruled, a signature from a senator is required. bjection cannot be received. mr. blunt. senator blunt: mr. president, the undersigned roy blunt and amy klobuchar, tellers on the senate, gregg harper and robert
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brady, tellers on the hundreds report the following as a result of the ascertainment and counting of the electoral vote for president and vice president of the united states for the term beginning on the 20th day of january, 2017. vice president biden: the state of the vote for president of the united states has delivered to the president of the senate is as follows -- the whole number of electors appointed for president of united states is 538 of which a majority is 270. donald trump of new york has received for president of the united states 304 votes. hillary clinton of the state of new york has received 227 votes. colin powell from the commonwealth of virginia has received three votes. john kasich of the state of ohio has received one vote. ron paul of the state of texas has received one vote. bernie sanders of the state of vermont has received one vote. faith spotted eagle of the state of south dakota has received one vote. the state of the vote for vice
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president of the united states as delivered to the president of the senate is as follows -- the whole number of the electors appointed to vote for vice president of the united states is 538 of which 270 is the majority. michael r. pence of the state of indiana has received for vice president of the united states 305 votes. tim kaine of the commonwealth of -- tim kaine of the commonwealth of virginia has received 227 -- there will be order. the sergeant at arms will the sergeant at arms will remove persons in the gallery. the house will be in order. commonwealth of virginia has 227 votes. elizabeth warren of the commonwealth of massachusetts has received two. maria cantwell of the state of washington has received one. susan collins of the state of maine has received one.
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carley fiorina of the commonwealth of virginia has received one. the sergeant at arms will remove the protesters from the gallery. the chamber will be in order. he chamber will be in order. duke has received one vote. in announcement of the state of the vote by the president of the senate shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of the persons elected president and vice president of the united states. each for the term beginning on the 20th day of january, 2017, and shall be entered together with a list of votes in the journal of the senate and the ouse of representatives. the purpose of the joint session having been concluded, pursuant to the senate
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concurrent resolution 2 of the 115th congress, the chair declares the joint session dissolved.
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