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Democrat senator says Hawley’s challenge of election results ‘borders on sedition or treason’


#Sen. #Jeanne #Shaheen, D-N.H., ripped a #Republican colleague #Thursday over his stated plan to challenge #President-elect #Joe #Biden’s victory in the #Electoral #College.

#Sen. #Josh #Hawley, #Mo., a prominent #Trump supporter, pledged this week to challenge results in #Pennsylvania and other battleground states, saying they failed to follow established election law.

#Shaheen said the junior senator from #Missouri’s plan, which likely will delay certification of #Biden’s victory, was “outrageous.”

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“#More than that, it borders on sedition or treason,” #Shaheen said in an interview with MSNBC.

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#Congress is slated to meet #Jan. 6 to certify #Biden’s victory in the #Electoral #College, by a 306-232 vote. The #Trump campaign claimed that widespread voting irregularities contributed to #Biden’s victory and it has pursued legal challenges in several states.

#Hawley’s objection would force both houses of #Congress to debate the merits of his claims. The senator called on #Congress to investigate claims of voter fraud and take steps to secure election integrity.

“I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including #Facebook and #Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of #Joe #Biden,” #Hawley said in a statement. “#At the very least, #Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. #But #Congress has so far failed to act.”

#Shaheen took aim at efforts by #Trump, #Hawley and other #Republicans to dispute the election results, noting the “peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next” was “the foundation of a #Democracy.”

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“The fact that we’ve got somebody who took an oath to protect and defend the #Constitution of the #United #States, which calls for the peaceful transition of power – that’s one of the basic tenets of our democracy,” #Shaheen said. “A former attorney general, who should know better, that he is standing up and doing that is just an effort to undermine our democracy that is unacceptable.”

The #Trump campaign’s bid to challenge election results in court has proved unsuccessful. #In a petition filed late #Wednesday, the president asked the #Supreme #Court to void voting results in #Wisconsin.

#Biden’s inauguration is slated for #Jan. 20.



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