Oath Keeper’s trial: Live coverage and latest updates, 3 October

After outlining the alleged Oath Keepers conspiracy, prosecutor Jeffrey Nestler told jurors a brief legislative history that was unclear until the 2020 election.

It’s “a weird quirk” of our system, he said, that the winner of the presidential election is not officially the winner when the ballots are finished and counted in November. “Under the Constitution, it’s not official until Congress says it, and Congress has to say it on Jan. 6.” Furthermore, “the Vice President of the United States shall be the person to preside over the session.”

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