Breaking…Ted Cruz leads GOP senators to object to the Electoral College certification!

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Senator Ted Cruz will lead senators to object to the certification of the Electoral College certification. They will demand an emergency audit.

Cruz — along with Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.; Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Steve Daines, R-Mont.; John Kennedy, R-La.; Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Mike Braun, R-Ind.; as well as Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo.; Roger Marshall, R-Kansas; Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala. — say that the election “featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and illegal conduct.”

This effort is separate from Josh Hawley’s.

It looks like Mitch lost control of some of his senators. He just announced that his vote for certification of the election is the “most consequential” vote ever in his endless career.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed.  By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes,” the lawmakers say in a statement.

Fox News says Ted Cruz is spearheading the effort.

The lawmakers say there is a precedent of Democrats objecting to election results in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2019: “And, in both 1969 and 2005, a Democratic Senator joined with a Democratic House Member in forcing votes in both houses on whether to accept the presidential electors being challenged,” they say.

That is absolutely the case.

“In 1877, Congress did not ignore those allegations, nor did the media simply dismiss those raising them as radicals trying to undermine democracy,” the lawmakers say. “Instead, Congress appointed an Electoral Commission — consisting of five Senators, five House Members, and five Supreme Court Justices — to consider and resolve the disputed returns.”

“We should follow that precedent.  To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed,” they say.

Without that, they will vote against the certification.

“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed,” they say in the statement.


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