A high-ranking Republican has refused to surrender and Democrats are fuming. This could completely ruin their plans for a Joe Biden presidency.
Appearing on Fox Business, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said that he is “quite confident that if we only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College.”
“So on January 6, I’m going to object to the submissions of Electoral College votes from various states that, in my judgment, have such flawed election systems that their vote counts are unworthy of our ratification in the United States Congress,” Brooks continued.
Brooks is talking about the constitutional provision by which a member of the House and Senate may contest the election results, triggering a vote on the matter in both chambers. He simply needs a senator to join him in the effort.
It is difficult to tell whether that will happen, however. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) — while a strong Trump supporter — has warned against such a move, saying that it would force a controversial vote and split the party.
But Brooks is determined to find someone and his persistence is admirable. “If we have a House member and a senator, then by golly, that forces a House vote and a floor vote on whether to accept this systematically flawed election system or to reject it,” he said.
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