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Two House Republicans tell CNN they expect at least 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes


#President #Donald #Trump’s #Republican allies have virtually zero chance of changing the result, only to delay by a few hours the inevitable affirmation of #Biden as the #Electoral #College winner and the next president.

There have been no credible allegations of any issues with voting that would have impacted the election, as affirmed by dozens of judges, governors, election officials, the #Electoral #College, the #Justice #Department, the #Department of #Homeland #Security, and the US #Supreme #Court. #But #Trump is determined to claim he didn’t lose — which he did, significantly — and many GOP politicians either share his delusion or fear provoking his wrath — even if that means voting to undermine democracy.

#Both a #House member and senator are required to mount an objection when #Congress counts the votes. #Republican #Sen. #Josh #Hawley of #Missouri said #Wednesday he will object, which will force lawmakers in both the #House and #Senate to vote on whether to accept the results of #Biden’s victory.

#Trump has been pushing for #Congress to try to overturn the election result as his campaign’s attempts to overturn the election through the courts have been repeatedly rejected.

#Nebraska #Sen. #Ben #Sasse spoke out against that strategy — and the complicity of some of his GOP colleagues — in a #Facebook post #Wednesday night, urging #Republicans to “reject” the effort to object to the certification process.
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“The president and his allies are playing with fire,” he wrote. “They have been asking — first the courts, then state legislatures, now the #Congress — to overturn the results of a presidential election. They have unsuccessfully called on judges and are now calling on federal officeholders to invalidate millions and millions of votes. #If you make big claims, you had better have the evidence. #But the president doesn’t and neither do the institutional arsonist members of #Congress who will object to the #Electoral #College vote.”

#This is a breaking story and will be updated.



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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/31/politics/electoral-college-house-republicans/index.html

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