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My Turn 1-8
Congress certifies presidency
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As required by our Constitution and subsequent federal law, Congress met Friday afternoon in a joint session to certify the 2016 electoral votes for President and Vice President. Vice President Joe Biden fulfilled his role as President of the Senate by presiding over the session, which was historic, but not all that dramatic.The first drama came as several disgruntled House Democrats raised formal objections to the Electoral College results. The nature of their discontent ranged from complaints alleging Russian interference and voter suppression to claims of illegal votes cast by GOP electors.