At Least 140 GOP Lawmakers Plan to Object to the Electoral College Vote

According to some House Republicans, at least 140 GOP lawmakers plan to contest the January 6 vote to certify the Electoral College count.

At Least 140 GOP Lawmakers Plan to Object to the Electoral College Vote

According to some House Republicans, at least 140 GOP lawmakers plan to contest the January 6 vote to certify the Electoral College count.

Two Republican House members told CNN that a minimum of 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House plan to vote against counting the electoral votes.

The growing red wave of congressional lawmakers come in response to President Donald Trump urging Congress to object to the election results.

While the number of Republican House members have been increasing at a feverish pace, the support in the Senate has been lack luster, although Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said on Wednesday that he will also object.

The measure will force lawmakers in both the House and Senate to vote on whether to accept the results of votes cast in the Electoral College.

Not all GOP lawmakers are on board with the measure. Just last week Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger signaled his opposition to President Donald Trump and other Republicans who plan to contest the results.

Yesterday, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse wrote on Facebook that he has been urging his Republican colleagues to “reject” objecting to the certification process.

Just today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that his vote to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election will be “the most consequential I have ever cast,” according to a report by Axios.

McConnell has been publicly urging other senators not to participate in the objection. Earlier this month, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that McConnell privately warned Republican senators to not dispute the Electoral College tally when Congress convenes to confirm the results on January 6.

McConnell believes a move to destabilize the presidential election would yield a “terrible vote” for Republicans in the Georgia senate runoff elections in January, according to two sources cited in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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