Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama and Representative-Elect Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are seeking a U.S. Senator to help them challenge the certification of the Electoral College vote. Brooks has been spreading the word that he does not want Congressional certification of the electoral votes.
Politico reported on Brooks’ plans. After the Electoral College meets to cast their votes, Congress must certify them, which is scheduled to take place on January 6th. Brooks is looking for colleagues to join him in refusing to certify the results of the election. However, at least one member from the Senate and one from the House would have to refuse to certify in order to force deliberation.
Of course, even in the extreme long-shot case that Congress did refuse to certify the results of the election, Donald Trump’s term ends on the 20th of January, and unless he was elected to a second term — which he was most emphatically not — he still must leave office.
Citing a lawsuit filed in Georgia, Brooks insisted that, if Georgia submits its 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden, as the voters have chosen, Congress should reject them.
IMHO, Joe Biden DID NOT win lawful vote majority in Georgia.
Per its right & duty, Congress should reject any Georgia submission of 16 electoral college votes for Joe Biden.
That is EXACTLY what I hope to help do.
See below lawsuit for more! SORDID!https://t.co/B4wxjGZaaB
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) November 27, 2020
Now Congresswoman-Elect Marjorie Taylor Greene, a brash, gun-waving, Trump-worshiping Q-Anon extremist who won almost 75% of the vote in her district (ballots cast in the same election she’s challenging) while running unopposed, is joining him in his efforts. She called on her followers to tag their senators, though she surely sees her fellow lawmakers around D.C. when she’s not busy complaining about gyms being closed while they’re actually open.
RT and tag your Senator. https://t.co/F8Rh6yju64
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 3, 2020
If any senators have decided to help Greene and Brooks disrupt the Electoral College certification, they haven’t come forward publicly to say so yet.
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