Shaheen and Hassan to rest of Congress: “Do your job on Wednesday”

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WASHINGTON – New Hampshire’s Senators have a message for the rest of Congress: the voters are your bosses, you do what they tell you to do and they told you something pretty clearly in November.

Joining with fellow U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have issued a joint statement on the upcoming Congressional certification of the 2020 Electoral College results on Wednesday.

“The 2020 election is over. All challenges through recounts and appeals have been exhausted. At this point, further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people and only serve to undermine Americans’ confidence in the already determined election results. The voters have spoken, and Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results. In two weeks, we will begin working with our colleagues and the new Administration on bipartisan, common sense solutions to the enormous challenges facing our country. It is time to move forward.”

The statement comes as 12 Republican Senators and 140 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives plan to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in November’s general election.

President Trump’s legal team has mounted numerous legal challenges to the election, citing unfounded claims of voting irregularities that have been rejected by several dozen federal courts.

Usually, the certification of the Electoral College results is a formality, but concerns over irregularities in elections have been made at certifications in recent elections such as 2004 and 2016.


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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.