According to CNN, two Republicans revealed on the last day of 2020 that at least 140 Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to oppose the counting of electoral votes in an attempt to overthrow the U.S. election results on January 6. Launch the final struggle for Trump.
On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives will hold a joint meeting to formally count the electoral votes, certify the voting results of the electoral college, and announce the official results of the presidential election.
On December 14 last year, the electoral college voted to close, and Biden finally got 306 electoral votes and Trump won 232. Under U.S. law, presidential candidates can be elected if they get more than half of the electoral votes, or 270 votes.
CNN reported that dozens of judges, governors, election officials, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, the Supreme Court and other departments in the United States have confirmed that there is no credible evidence of fraud in the election vote.
But Trump just didn’t admit defeat, and some Republicans followed him to “dream”. Trump continued to charge “election fraud” in multiple tweets on December 31.
According to the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, a Republican, has privately persuaded senators not to join some Republican congressmen who tried to overturn the election results.
However, Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, said on December 30 that he would oppose and challenge the results of the Electoral College ballot, becoming the first senator to publicly challenge the presidential election results.
Hawley’s statement forced the U.S. Congress to debate Biden’s victory because both members of the House of Congress objected to the election results. Some analysts believe that Holly, 41, has great political ambitions. He wants to please not only Trump, but also Trump’s voter base.
In an interview with CNN, experts said that Trump’s Republican allies have “little chance” to change the election results, delaying the confirmation of Biden as president by Congress for a few hours at most.
Since Trump’s re-election defeat, the differences between Republicans in the United States have deepened. Some Republicans chose to be loyal to Trump and filed many lawsuits for the turnover of the election.
Texas Republican Congressman Gomert recently even asked the court to find the U.S. Election Count Act of 1887 unconstitutional, giving Vice President Pence the “only power” to count electoral votes in Congress. Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sass said some of his Republican colleagues were “playing with fire”.