1. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"Are there any objections to counting the certificate of vote of the state of Arizona that the teller is verified, appears to be regular in form and authentic?"
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Paul Gosar, (R) Arizona:
"Mr. Vice President, I, Paul A. Gosar from Arizona...
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"For what purpose does the gentleman from Arizona rise?
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Paul Gosar, (R) Arizona:
" I rise for myself and 60 of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral ballots from Arizona."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"Is the objection in writing and signed by a senator?"
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Paul Gosar, (R) Arizona:
"Yes, it is. It is."
7. Medium of Senator Ted Cruz standing acknowledges he signs objection
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pence, U.S. Vice President:
"Are there further objections to the certificates from the state of Arizona? The chair hears none. The two houses will withdraw from joint session. Each house will deliberate separately on the pending objection and report its decision back to the joint session. The Senate will now retire to its chamber."
9. Wide of Senators leaving House chamber
10. SOUNDBITE (English) , (R) Louisiana:
"I rise today to object to a number of states that did not follow the constitutional requirement for selecting electors. Madam Speaker, this is something that is clear that our founding fathers debated about as a fundamental decision of how we choose our president. There was a lot of back and forth, if anyone reads the founding documents of our country about the different versions, they went through to ultimately come up with a process where each state has elections, each state has a process for selecting their electors and sending them to Washington. And Madam Speaker, in a number of those states, that constitutional process was not followed. And that's why we're here to object."
Republicans from the House and Senate have objected to the counting of Arizona's electoral vote, forcing votes in both chambers on Joe Biden's victory in the state.
The objection was made by Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and was signed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Both are Republicans. The two chambers now have two hours to debate the challenge.
Biden won the state by more than 10,000 votes. In all, eight lawsuits challenging Biden's Arizona win have failed, in part over a lack of evidence.
The state's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of an election challenge, because the plaintiff lacked the right to bring the suit in the first place. The woman wasn't a registered voter when she sued.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, has said there were no irregularities with the vote in her state.