House Dems may challenge Electoral College certification
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A group of House Democrats is considering a challenge to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE’s election at Friday's joint session to certify the Electoral College tally, Politico reported.

Members are allowed to protest when Congress officially counts the electoral votes, and Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Bobby ScottRobert (Bobby) Cortez ScottHealthy business vs healthy people — how will this administration address the two? Washington turns focus to child nutrition The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — McConnell warns of GOP `knife fight’ to keep Senate control MORE (D-Va.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) have signaled they may take advantage of that opportunity. 

But they would need the support of at least one senator to make an impact. While there's almost no chance of changing the outcome, a two-chamber challenge could delay certification by forcing the House and Senate to separately debate each protested Electoral College vote, according to Politico. 

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As of now, no senator has come forward to back such efforts. 

Should a senator join those protesting, the challenge to the Electoral College would be the third since the 1800s.

Ohio’s electoral votes were challenged in 2005, when certifying George W. Bush’s reelection. The protest delayed the confirmation of Bush’s win for hours but had no effect on the election results.

Progressive groups are reportedly behind the push for an Electoral College challenge. One group involved in this week's attempt, Unite for America, was behind a December push to persuade electors to change their selection when they cast votes on Dec. 19.