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GOP lawmaker thinks 100 Republicans could challenge Electoral College results


#Rep. #Adam #Kinzinger#Adam #Daniel #KinzingerSunday shows – #Trump’s COVID-19 relief bill opposition dominates GOP lawmaker calls #Trump’s election fraud allegations a ‘scam’ #Sunday shows preview: COVID-19 relief waiting on #Trump’s signature; government continues vaccine roll out MORE (R-Ill.) said #Wednesday he thinks as many as 100 #Republicans could challenge the #Electoral #College results when #Congress convenes to count the votes on #Jan. 6.

#In an interview with “The #Bulwark #Podcast,” #Kinzinger told host #Charlie #Sykes he thinks “upwards of 100” GOP lawmakers could challenge the #Nov. 3 election results.

“I hope I’m wrong,” he added.

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#Kinzinger said he had spoken with a lawmaker from a #Republican-leaning district who was concerned about reelection if they did not voice opposition to the electoral votes.

“#It’s like the #Texas briefing, right? They knew that it wasn’t going anywhere, but it was much easier to just sign your name and be done with it than actually defend it,” the #Illinois representative said.

#Earlier this month, #Texas #Attorney #General #Ken #Paxton (R) filed a lawsuit seeking to block presidential electors in four battleground states from casting their votes for #President-elect #Joe #Biden#Joe #BidenGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say #New #Lincoln #Project ad shows #Trump border wall built from tombstones of COVID-19 victims MORE. #More than 100 #Republicans in the #House signed an amicus brief in support of the unsuccessful lawsuit.

“I’m just over the undermining of democracy and the frankly massive damage that’s being done with this,” #Kinzinger said during #Wednesday’s interview.

#Kinzinger, who was elected to #Congress in 2010, has become one of the few #Republicans in #Congress to repeatedly criticize #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pompeo calls for release of #Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say MORE‘s unsubstantiated allegations of widespread voter fraud.

#On #Wednesday, #Sen. #Josh #Hawley#Joshua (#Josh) #David #HawleyPush for ,000 stimulus checks hits #Senate buzzsaw GOP #Georgia senators throw support behind ,000 stimulus checks #Five GOP senators to watch in next month’s #Electoral #College fight MORE (R-Mo.) said he would object during #Congress’s count of the #Electoral #College vote on #Jan. 6. #That same day, #Rep. #Jefferson #Van #Drew (R-N.J.) said he would not vote to certify the 2020 presidential election results next #Wednesday.

#Kinzinger on CNN earlier this week criticized attempts to overturn the election results.

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“#We have to follow the #Constitution, and I’m sorry if the outcome is not what you wanted,” he said.





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https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532143-gop-lawmaker-thinks-100-republicans-could-challenge-electoral-college-results

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