Sen. Josh Hawley ‘Will Object’ to Electoral College Certification of Biden’s Victory

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is planning on challenging the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.

In a statement he released on Wednesday, Hawley acknowledged the right Democrats had to challenge the certification of electoral votes in previous elections on the basis of election integrity.

“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,” Hawley wrote.

He added, “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.”

Hawley expressed his frustration with how some states conducted the election.

“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,” Hawley said.

He continued, “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.”

According to The New York Times, a group of House Republicans and Trump allies are planning to object to the electoral results.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is spearheading the effort and has his sights set on five states including, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Wisconsin.

“We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does, than any federal court judge does, than any state court judge does,” Brooks said.

He continued, “What we say, goes. That’s the final verdict.”

President Donald Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud remain unproven.

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  1. Sen. Josh Hawley knows there’s nothing to this “dog and pony show” BUT it will make him look good to his base. That’s all it’s about. Trump and Hawley want a 7th do-over. lol. Where’s the monkeys Josh??

    1. But, Jayjay. Maybe we should explain to Cult-45 WHY we know that Sen. Hawley KNOWS that “there’s nothing to this “dog and pony show” BUT it will make him look good to his base.”

      WE KNOW that Sen. Hawley is just playing the game because 1) he wants to run for president in 2024 and this action will endear him with Cult-45 at such time Dear Leader will be 78 years old; and 2) he is a Harvard-educated lawyer who is smart enough to know that his challenge is technically insufficient to go anywhere.

      In other words, guys, he is being very disingenuous about everything he is doing.

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