Republican Senator Announces He Will Object to Electoral College Certification, “I Cannot Vote to Certify the Electoral College Results on January 6th”
And so it has begun! We are just one week away from having the Electoral College votes certified in Congress and we now have at least one Representative who has announced he will be objecting to the vote.
Senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley announced on Wednesday that he will be objecting to the process next week.
Believe it or not, he is the first Republican Senator to make this announcement.
Hawley said in a statement,
“Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity. They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.
I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws. And 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. 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.
For these reasons, 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.”
I suspect that Sen. Hawley will not be the only person to rise up and object to the results.
Another thing to mention is that in order for the objections to be submitted in writing and signed by a member of both houses of Congress. I don’t expect there to be much problem there.