WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Senator Josh Hawley on Wednesday stated he would object to the outcomes of the Electoral College when Congress convenes on 6 January to validate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, becoming a member of dozens of House Republicans in a plan to problem the outcomes.
Hawley’s plan to object through the certification course of on 6 January clears the trail for Republicans to drive debate and vote on states’ Electoral College outcomes.
A member of each the House of Representatives and the Senate should file an objection in writing to drive a debate and vote to problem any state’s Electoral College outcomes. However, a majority of lawmakers in each the House and Senate would have to vote to uphold the objection.
In a separate assertion, Hawley alleged that some states failed to observe their very own election legal guidelines and accused social media giants like Twitter of interfering in this yr’s presidential election in help of Biden.
Moreover, Hawley stated Congress ought to not less than examine allegations of voter fraud and undertake measures to strengthen the safety of the US elections.
Biden was confirmed the winner of the November presidential election by the Electoral College on 14 December in spite of everything 50 states formally licensed the voting outcomes. Trump, nevertheless, has refused to concede, alleging voter fraud, regardless of his marketing campaign dropping practically all of some 60 authorized challenges filed throughout the previous month. Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for 20 January.