The maneuver of legislators – although it would force a vote on the electoral outcome – would not succeed in preventing Congress from confirming the Democrats’ victory.
Eleven US senators announced 2-E this Saturday that they would oppose the ratification of the presidential election victory, with Joe Biden, during the congressional session with the aim that would force a vote on the outcome of the November elections.
The maneuvers of eleven senators, including Texan Ted Cruz, have failed and will not prevent Congress from confirming Biden’s victory in the next 6 January session, but it will ensure a lengthy debate and vote on the presidential-election victory.
In a joint statement, eleven senators explained that they would oppose the certification of the results until a 10-day audit was conducted.
He said, “Congress should immediately appoint a full Election Commission to investigate and determine the veracity of events for the purpose of completing a 10-day emergency audit of the election results in the states in dispute.”
In addition to Cruz, a likely Republican candidate for the presidency in 2024 will challenge Senator Joe Biden’s victory: Ron Johnson (Wisconsin), James Lankford (Oklahoma), Steve Dens (Montana), John Kennedy (Louisiana), Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee), Mike Braun (Indiana), Cynthia Loomis (Wyoming), Roger Marshall (Kansas), Bill Hegarty (Tennessee), and Tommy Tuberville (Alaska).
His declaration follows what Jose Hawley made this week, the first Republican senator to announce that he would challenge Biden’s victory in support of outgoing President Donald Trump, who does not accept his defeat and charges without proof Applies that fraud was committed.
140 Republicans in the Lower House
On January 6, both houses of Congress will meet to finalize the election result, and It merely assumes that one member of the lower house and another member of the Senate oppose the counting of electoral votes in a state so that they can challenge it.
Some 140 Republicans in the lower house, such as Congressman Mo Brooks, have said they have plans to challenge electoral votes in some major states, according to CNN, citing two Republican sources in the House of Representatives.
In this way, Trump already has allies in both houses who are able to cast one vote on their opponent’s victory.
However, to invalidate the result in one or more states, a vote of both houses would have to be passed, something that is impossible in practice because the Democrats, Biden’s party, control the lower house.
Trump’s last resort
The January 6 session of the Congress is the final stage of the process of certifying the electoral result, and will give a free rein when Biden comes to power on January 20.
Thus, the maneuver on that day would be the last chance for Trump to interfere in the election result, a strategy that many compared to the attempted coup.
Trump has filed dozens of unsuccessful lawsuits to challenge the outcome without proof in several key states where Biden won, and also pressured state officials to manipulate American votes.
Biden’s victory certainly became official on 14 December, when it was ratified by the US electoral college, and it was then that Republican leader Mitch McConnell recognized the Democrats as president-elect.
But Trump was firm in his defiance of the election result, which has tarnished his relationship with McConnell, who was hoping to avoid a Senate debate on Biden’s victory that now plans to unite a dozen Republican senators is.
While there is no possibility that voting in Congress will change the outcome of the election, it will force every Republican legislator to stand for or against Trump’s fight for the vote, a final test of loyalty that accompanies it. Promises to fill the party tension.
Further, Thousands of Trump supporters, including members of the remote group Proud Boys, planned to support the outgoing president in Washington on 6 January.
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