GOP senators in bid to reverse Biden win

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The initiative, which appears certain to fail, flies in the face of rulings in dozens of courts and the findings by officials in several key states that there were no widespread voting problems.



By AFP

Published: Sun 3 Jan 2021, 11:31 PM

A group of Republican senators led by veteran lawmaker Ted Cruz said on Saturday they will challenge Joe Biden’s election win — the latest last-ditch move to support Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the vote.

The initiative, which appears certain to fail, flies in the face of rulings in dozens of courts and the findings by officials in several key states that there were no widespread voting problems.

The Republicans’ statement, signed by Cruz and six other current senators along with four senators-elect, asserts that “allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes”.

The group said that when Congress convenes in a joint session on Wednesday — for what normally would be a pro-forma certification of Biden’s victory — they will demand the creation of a special commission to conduct an “emergency 10-day audit” of the election results.

The statement says individual states could then convene special legislative sessions and revise their vote totals. “An attempt to steal a landslide win. Can’t let it happen!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. He added: “And after they [the Senators] see the facts, plenty more to come... Our Country will love them for it!”


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