Josh Hawley To Object Electoral College Results


Sen. Josh Hawley said he will object to the Electoral College certification during a joint session of Congress scheduled for Jan. 6, giving House Republicans the senator they need to put into action their long shot to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

The announcement, shared to social media Wednesday morning, is sure to give President Trump a boost as he refuses to concede the race two months after Election Day over claims of election fraud.

“I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” Hawley said.

The senator from Missouri also said that he’d object to the certification because “some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws” and because of “the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden.”

“At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections,” he stated, even though federal and state officials have repeatedly said they have not seen evidence of fraud to the level necessary to influence the outcome of the election. “But Congress has so far failed to act.”

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