- GOP of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cutton said in a statement Sunday that he would not join his colleagues who are considering opposing the Electoral College College Ledge’s vote certificate on Wednesday.
- Katton, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said not counting the election votes “would deprive the people of the power to choose a president” and “set silly patterns.”
- Cotton, a potential presidential candidate in 2024, also said he was concerned about the election and supported the establishment of a commission to study it and suggest reforms.
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Republican Sen. of Arkansas. Tom Catton said in a statement Sunday that he would not join his colleagues who are planning to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory by opposing the Electoral College College Ledge’s vote certificate on Wednesday.
Cotton, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said efforts to overthrow the electoral college under the Constitution would go beyond the power of Congress, which gives states the power to conduct elections and the courts the power to settle election disputes.
He also said he would “set an unintelligent example.”
“First of all, Congress will deprive the people of the power to elect a president, which will put an end to the presidential election, and that power will remain in the hands of any party in Congress,” he said.
He also said that he would threaten the entire electorate oral college law system and “take another big step towards federalizing the election law.”
President-elect Joe Biden won the election with 306 votes, compared to President Donald Trump’s 232. The results have been certified in every state, and presidential voters cast their ballots last month.
Voters’ votes are due to be verified on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress, which is usually procedural, confirming the winner of the electorate and the electorate’s college ledge.
A group of Republican senators, including Sens Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, have said they will oppose the vote during the joint session.
Objections may delay election certification, but U.S. No state vote will change the results.
Cotton, a potential presidential candidate in 2024, said he was disappointed with the election results and was particularly concerned about “irregularities” in changes to election law related to mail-in voting.
“I therefore support the commission to study the last election and propose amendments to protect the integrity of our election,” he said.
Cotton joins other Republican senators who have broken with his colleagues and said he would not challenge Biden’s election, including Sense, to win the Electoral Rally College Ledge.