WYOMING— Ahead of the Electoral College certification that will occur on Jan. 6, a group of Republican Senators is asking members of Congress to reject the Electoral College results. Wyoming Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis is among the 11 republicans who are challenging the 2020 election results.
The group includes U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
The 12 senators, led by Ted Cruz, released a joint statement asking Congress to immediately appoint an Electoral Commission to investigate the election and “conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states.”
“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed,” reads the statement.
In a four-part tweet on Saturday, Senator-elect Lummis, wrote, “Confidence in, & protection of, the integrity of our electoral system is at the root of our democratic process. I’ve received an outpouring of calls, texts, emails in recent weeks from Wyoming folks concerned about irregularities of the election process in several states.”
“I’m joining a number of colleagues to follow the steps laid out in the 12th Amendment + the process established in the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to protect the vote for all Americans & begin work to restore the shaken confidence of many US voters,” she tweeted on Jan. 2.
Donald Trump has not conceded the presidency to Joe Biden and has been running a campaign on Twitter, calling the 2020 election fraudulent, without providing any evidence. In a Tweet from the morning of Jan. 3, Trump wrote, “Sorry, but the number of votes in the Swing States that we are talking about is VERY LARGE and totally OUTCOME DETERMINATIVE! Only the Democrats and some RINO’S would dare dispute this – even though they know it is true!”
Joe Biden won 306 Electoral votes, and 51.4% (81,283,486) of the popular vote compared to Trump’s 232 Electoral votes and 46.9% (74,223,744) of the popular vote, a margin of over 7 million votes.
According to the Associated Press, in an interview on Tuesday, Dec.1, U.S Attorney General William Barr, who was placed in office by President Trump, said that the Justice Department has not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud. On Dec. 14, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Barr was stepping down from his post.
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