And Washington Washington – Current and former GOPs of unprecedented Republican efforts to reverse the presidential election. Officials have condemned Joe Biden’s efforts to cast doubt on his victory and undermine the confidence of Americans in democracy by warning him of attempts to keep President Trump in office. Mr. Trump has the support of a dozen Republican senators and as many as 100 House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College vote when he convenes Congress in a joint session this week to confirm President-elect Biden’s 306-232 victory.
Mr Biden is stepping up efforts to stem the traditional transfer of power, separating Mr Trump’s party as it prepares for the inauguration on January 20.
Despite Mr. Trump’s claims of voter fraud, state officials have insisted the election went smoothly and there is no evidence of fraud or other problems that could change the outcome. States have certified their results as valid and valid. The president and his allies have filed challenging election results out of more than 0 lawsuits, almost all of which have been fired or dropped. That U.S. Has also lost twice in the Supreme Court.
In a call released Sunday, Mr. Trump could be heard urging Georgia officials to “find” more votes.
But some senior legislators, including leading Republicans, are being pushed back.
Some senators, Paul Ryan, Liz Cheney Bulk
“The 2020 election is over,” he said Sunday. A statement from a bipartisan group of 10 senators, including Republican Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Markowski of Alaska, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and Mitt Romney of Utah, said in a statement on Sunday.
Further attempts to cast doubt on the election are “against the clear will of the American people and will undermine Americans’ confidence in pre-determined election results,” the senators wrote.
“The plan by members of Congress to reject the presidential election certificate is a mockery of our system and we are Americans,” said Larry Hogg, a Republican from Maryland.
Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement that “Mr. Biden’s victory is perfectly legitimate” and that attempts to cast doubt on the election were “a strike on the foundations of our republic.”
Third-ranked House Republican, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney warned colleagues in a memo that objecting to the results of the Electoral College was “an exceptionally dangerous precedent.”
Arkansas Republican Sen., one of the more articulate Rs. Tom Catton said he would not oppose the January 6 certified electoral vote count. Why I campaigned so hard for his election. But objecting to certified electoral votes will not give them a second term – it will only encourage Democrats who want to make our constitutional government worse. ”
Sutrau said he favors further investigation of any of the election issues, apart from the calculation of the results of the certified elect oral real college.
The Pentagon’s past heads spoke
Other prominent former officials also criticized the ongoing attack on the election results. In a brief op-ed of the Washington Post, the 10 surviving former defense secretaries – half of whom have served as Republican presidents – have called on Pentagon officials to make the transition to the new administration “fully, cooperatively and transparently.” They insisted that the U.S. was involved in resolving election disputes. Efforts to involve the armed forces “will take us into a dangerous, illegal and unconstitutional realm.”
Citing election results, legal challenges, state credentials and the vote of the Electoral College College Ledge, the former defense secretary said, “As indicated in the constitution and law, the time for formal counting of electoral college votes has passed;
The unusual challenge to the presidential election, on the basis of the unseen aftermath of the outbreak of the Civil War, overshadows the beginnings of the new Congress and its first days. The House and Senate will meet in a joint session on Wednesday to accept the Electoral College College vote, which is usually a routine process that is now expected to be fought for a long time.
Mr. Trump is refusing to admit, and is putting pressure on Vice President Pence to ensure victory while presiding over a mono-formal role in a congressional session in general. Mr. Trump is whipping the crowd for a rally in Washington on Wednesday.
The president tweeted on Sunday that the election length and Republicans would not side with him.
Mr Biden’s transition spokesman, Mike Gwynn, has dismissed the senators’ efforts as a “stunt” that will not change the fact that Mr Biden will be sworn in on January 20.
“While there is no doubt about Mr. Biden’s victory, his job now is to” persuade the American people to have more faith in our democratic system, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues.
Sense of leadership of efforts in the Senate. Josh Haley Wali, R-Mo. And Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Howell defended his actions in a lengthy email to colleagues, explaining that his Missouri constituents had been “loud and clear” with his belief that Mr. Trump’s defeat of Mr. Trump’s heartfelt Mr. Biden was inappropriate.
“It is my responsibility as senator to raise their concerns,” Howley wrote late Saturday.
Holly plans to object to the state from Pennsylvania. But that state’s Republican senator, Pat Tommy, criticized Pennsylvania’s attack on the electoral system and said the results that declared Mr. Biden the winner were valid.
Cruz’s coalition of 11 Republican senators has vowed to reject the tall heights of the Electoral College Ledge until the commission immediately begins an audit of the election results. They are becoming zero in the states where Mr. Trump has raised baseless allegations of voter fraud. Congress is unlikely to agree with his demand.
The group formed with Cruz, who presented no new evidence of election problems, included Sense’s Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Dines of Montana, John F. Kennedy of Louisiana, and Marsha Blana of Tennessee. The new senators in the group are Cynthia Lumis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.
Objections have been raised before convening a joint session to count the votes of the Electoral College. In 2017, many House Democrats challenged Mr. Trump’s victory, but Mr. Biden, then president as vice president, strongly denied Mr. Trump’s victory. Rarely approach this level of protest intensity.
Moment defined for GOP
That moment is set for the Republican Party in the post-Trump era. Both Haveli and Cruz are potential 2024 presidential contenders, cementing their alliance with the support of Mr. Trump’s supporters. Others are trying to create a different path for GOP.
Pence will be carefully watched, while he will preside over what is expected to be a long-term start-down, depending on how many challenges are mounted.
Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short, said in a statement Saturday that the vice president welcomed the efforts of House and Senate members to use their powers under the law to raise objections.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned Republicans of such challenges but the Senate opened Sunday when asked about it in the Senate.
“We’ll deal with it all on Wednesday,” he said.
But Republicans simply said they have no plans to join the effort, which will fail.
Sen. Lindsay Graham, RSC, said Sunday that her colleagues will have the opportunity to make their case, but they must present evidence and facts. “They have a high bar to clear,” he said.
Congress is embroiled in a long-running protocol, interfering in state-run electoral systems. States select their election officials and draft their election laws. During the coronavirus epidemic. Many states have facilitated mail voting by simplifying the health risks of face-to-face voting. Those changes and others are now being challenged by Mr. Trump and his allies.
Although Mr. Trump was the first president to lose a re-election bid in nearly 300 years, with the consent of uncontested election officials and Mr. Trump’s attorney general, no one was there, however, he blamed his defeat for widespread voter fraud.
US Circuit Court App F Appeals Rep. Louis Gohmart, R-Texas and Arizona rejected a recent challenge from a group of voters who tried to force Pence to simply walk out of the ceremony and shape the outcome of the vote. The Court of Appeals upheld the federal judge, Trump’s appointee, who dismissed the lawsuit.