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Senator Hawley will object to Biden's electors


NYPostRepublican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said Wednesday he will object on Jan. 6 to President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

His objection guarantees a last stand for President Trump, who unsuccessfully argued in lawsuits that fraud handed narrow wins to Biden in swing states.

“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,” Hawley said in a statement.

“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.”

Several Senators have spoken up suggesting they might do this. Mitch McConnell has been trying to keep a lid on it, fearing political consequences; the chances of winning such a vote in the Senate with a razor-thin majority are probably pretty slim. However, just having the objection take place with one member of the House and one of the Senate is enough to trigger contested election procedures.

Will it be enough? I dunno. But the objection will keep Trump in the game for a little longer.

But on the other hand, Pence will not be rejecting Biden's electors in his role as President of the Senate.

This entry was published Wed Dec 30 22:47:00 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-12-30 22:47:00.0. [Tweet]

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