Nearly a dozen Republican senators are announcing plans to vote against counting election votes
11 Republican lawmakers said they would like to raise an objection to the Electoral College vote, which would propose the Election Commission to conduct an “emergency 10-day audit” of election revenue in “disputed states”. The group includes Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Langford of Oklahoma, Steve Dains of Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Brown of Indiana and Sense of Wyoming Wyoming. .
“A fair and credible audit – quickly completed before January 20 – will dramatically improve the confidence of Americans in our electoral process and significantly improve the legitimacy of our next president. We are committed to the people,” they said. The rest is a separate constitutional power to consider and compel many allegations of fraud, ”a statement said.
Dozens of state and federal courts, governors, state election officials and the Department of Homeland Security and Justice have confirmed that there are no credible allegations of any problem with voting. None of the Republican office-bearers who oppose Biden’s victory have opposed Trump’s victory, or in some cases their own victory on the same day.
On Saturday, Howley tweeted, “I’m glad to see more senators joining the fight.”
In their statement, Howley identified 11 GOP senators and senators who did not specify the states they would like to reject, but planned to oppose at least one state-certified Pennsylvania.
New York Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer apparently rejected the announcement from a handful of Republicans on Saturday: “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be president and vice president of the United States in 18 days.”
11 Republican lawmakers admitted on Saturday that their efforts were futile, saying they were “not naive” and “expect all Democrats to vote more than most Republicans if not more.”
Biden spokesman Mike Quinn rejected the plan outright from Republican senators, saying it was a “stunt” on Saturday.
“This stunt will not change the fact that Biden, who was elected president on January 20, will take office,” Quinn said. “These unsubstantiated claims have already been investigated and dismissed by Trump’s own attorney general, dozens of courts and election officials from both parties.”
Trump has been pressing Congress to try to thwart the election result, while his campaign attempts to thwart the election through the courts have been repeatedly rejected.
The story was updated Saturday with additional improvements.
CNN’s Arlet Sense, Jeremy Herb, Bill Mottingley, Allison Maine and Nicki Robertson all contributed to the report.