Some American Republicans object to Biden’s election

Some American Republicans object to Biden's election

A group of US Republican senators have announced their opposition to Congress, confirming the presidential election result. In the meeting held on Wednesday, they intend to set up an investigative body to conduct a ten-day review of the election results. Meanwhile, Senate runoff elections in Georgia are eagerly awaited on Tuesday: it will be decided who will hold a majority in the Senate in the future.

Saturday’s announcement on the Dele Tactics was signed by seven incumbent senators, including hardliner Ted Cruz and four newly elected Senate members. Eleven politicians demanded that Congress “immediately” set up a commission of inquiry that could investigate potential “electoral fraud”. Allegations of “fraud” and “irregularities” in the 2020 election “went beyond anything we’ve seen so far.”

Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory is to be formally confirmed at a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri had previously announced he would object to it. According to CNN information, about 100 members of the House of Representatives also want to reject Biden’s recognition.

This initiative could delay Biden’s final confirmation of victory. However, they have no chance of success. “We are not naive,” announced the eleven senators. “We expect a majority, if not more than all Democrats and maybe a few Republicans, to vote separately.”

Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, congratulated Biden on his election victory after the US election confirmed his success over Donald Trump in mid-December. McConnell urged his party colleagues to confirm Biden’s victory in Wednesday’s session after failing several attempts by Trump’s supporters to declare election results.

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Confirming the winner of the presidential election in Congress is really just a formality. However, Trump refused to accept his defeat. He has made several allegations of suspected election fraud in recent months, with no evidence. He has called his supporters to meet in Washington on Wednesday.

The President is indirectly elected in the United States. On December 14, the Election Committee declared Biden the winner by 306 votes, with 232 votes against Trump. 270 votes is enough for the election.

Members of the newly elected US Congress were to take oath in Washington on Sunday – 17 days before Biden assumed office. Biden’s Democrats have won a slim majority in the House of Representatives. It is still open whether they will dominate the Senate in the future. It will be decided by the Senate runoff elections in the state of Georgia on Tuesday.

There Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler wants to defend her mandate against her Democratic challenger Rafael Warnock, Loeffler’s party friend David Perdue wants to defend his Senate seat against Democrat John Ossoff. Polls are currently predicting close races. The runoff election is necessary, because in the first round of voting on November 3, no candidate reached the 50 percent limit, as required by the Georgia franchise.

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