Video Clip: The Process for Counting Electoral Votes in Congress


Edward Foley, director of the election law program at the Ohio State University, explained the process that will take place on January 6, 2021 when Congress meets in a joint session to count the electoral votes for president. He discussed the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876, Electoral Count Act and the role of the vice president in this process. He also spoke about what to expect during the joint session.

7 minutes


  • 12th Amendment
  • 1876 Hayes- Tilden Election
  • Electoral College
  • Electoral Count Act
  • Joint Session Of Congress
  • Statute
  • Vice President

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