The presidential election in the United States is certainly one of the longest electoral processes in global democracy.
Though the election was conducted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (including a huge number of votes cast before the day), the processes of certifying the winner of the election is yet to be concluded.
Though the candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, has won the popular and the Electoral College votes, he still has the last hurdle to cross on Wednesday, January 6, when the Congress will meet to certify his victory.
This last hurdle appears to be the last hope President Donald Trump is holding on to as he insists he won the election and vows to present “massive amounts of evidence” on January 6.
The US president is not acting alone; he has some senators on the platform of the Republican Party who have also vowed to object to Biden’s victory when the Congress meets on Wednesday.
The lawmakers wanted a commission to investigate the allegations of electoral fraud raised by President Trump, despite the fact that most of the lawsuits filed by the president have been thrown out for lacking merit.
This piece by Legit.ng presents the full list of the 12 Republican senators who have expressed determination to object to Biden’s victory, as reported by Washington Post.
1. Sen. Marsha Blackburn
2. Sen. Mike Braun
3. Sen. Ted Cruz
4. Sen. Steve Daines
5. Sen. Bill Hagerty
6. Sen. Josh Hawley
7. Sen. Ron Johnson
8. Sen. John Neely Kennedy
9. Sen. James Lankford
10. Sen. Cynthia Lummis
11. Sen. Roger Marshall
12. Sen. Tommy Tuberville
Can their objection stop Biden from being sworn-in?
According to Washington Post, the senator’s objection is not expected to prevail because the Democrats control the House of Representatives and they will need almost every Republican senators to join them for their demand to stand.
How, the US news media noted that the objection will force a debate, making the process, which is usually a formality, unnecessarily long.
It will also force lawmakers to choose between honoring the choice of voters or standing with President Trump.
Meanwhile, a new report has revealed that President Trump allegedly pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election.
According to the report, Trump repeatedly cited disproven claims of fraud and raising the prospect of “criminal offense” if officials did not change the vote count.
The report stated that the US president’s conversation with the official was recorded and has now been released.
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