Depending on who you ask, the 2020 presidential election is not over yet.
President Trump still has one last big stand to take on January 6th when Congress will convene to certify the results of the electoral college.
But Senator Josh Hawley is planning on contesting those results and the process will be constitutionally-mandated to come out in Trump’s favor. This is such a big deal that the president cutting his Florida vacation short so he can go to Washington and see it for himself.
President Donald Trump is expected to return to Washington earlier than anticipated ahead of a planned disruption by Republicans when Congress meets next week to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
Trump is now slated to leave Palm Beach before his annual New Year’s Eve party, even though guests had already gathered at his south Florida club and were told Trump would be in attendance, according to three people familiar with the matter. The President typically relishes appearing on the red carpet in front of the press and his friends, but is skipping the event altogether this year in what will be an unusual move.
Over the course of his stay in Florida, Trump has been single-mindedly focused on the election results and the upcoming certification process in Congress, set for January 6. After losing dozens of court cases and having his appeal rejected by the Supreme Court, Trump has viewed the January 6 event as his best opportunity to overturn the election he lost.
Trump is also inviting all of his supporters to travel to the capital for the occasion, at times even building it up as though it were some sort of political rally.