Eleven Republican senators on Saturday announced that they would oppose the US Congress to approve the results of the January 6 presidential election.
Congress, which is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, is due to count the votes of the electoral college on Wednesday. It is then determined that Democrat Joe Biden won the election. It’s normally a formality, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who heads the Republicans’ group, said they were going to be tough on voters Biden backed in the so-called swing states. These are states that usually depend on who wins.
In those states, a ten-day investigation is expected to follow to determine whether the elections were fair. President Trump refuses to accept his defeat. According to him, there was election fraud, but he could never prove it.
Several Republican senators are advising their party members to delay the session of Congress with objections that are almost certainly unlucky. Republican Senate Chairman Mitch McConnell has previously admitted that Biden won the election. He urged his party members not to oppose the approval of the election results.
Earlier today, some Republicans were beaten in federal courts. The group, led by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert, wanted to enforce through the courts that Vice President Mike Pence must make an effort to declare President Trump the winner of the election at the special meeting on Jan.6.
Pence presides over the congressional session to count the votes of the electoral college as vice president. If complaints are made, according to U.S. media, it can lead to hours of debate that also require a vote.
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