GOP senator to force vote on Electoral College results
Media: Senator Hawley To Challenge Electoral College Voting Results
Previously, this intention was expressed by several legislators in the House of Representatives.
Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley said Wednesday that he intends to challenge the Electoral College vote during the January 6 congressional tally, according to The Hill. Hawley became the first GOP senator to support Conservative efforts in the House of Representatives.
His decision means that the House of Representatives and the Senate will have a debate and vote on the election results..
“I cannot vote to approve the Electoral College vote without noticing the fact that some states, especially Pennsylvania, do not comply with their own electoral laws,” Hawley said in a statement..
“I also cannot vote to approve the results without pointing out the unprecedented efforts of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to intervene in this election in support of Joe Biden. At a minimum, Congress should investigate allegations of vote tampering and take steps to ensure the integrity of our elections. But while Congress is inactive, “Hawley added..
The press service of the senator has not yet answered the question of the results in which states he intends to challenge.
Earlier, the intention to challenge the results was expressed by a group of conservatives in the House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mo Brooks. To put a question to a vote, it is necessary that this initiative is supported by at least one senator..
Congress will hold a joint meeting on January 6 to formally tally the election results. If an objection is raised, lawmakers will split up to discuss the issue and vote..
Objection not expected to receive majority support in none of the chambers.
However, Republican leaders hoped to avoid this controversy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republicans at a recent conference called on their party members not to challenge the election results.
Several other Republican senators have yet to say if they intend to raise objections. Among them are Rand Paul, Ted Cruise and Tom Cotton..
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