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Loeffler backs Trump in planned congressional challenge of Electoral College results

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The memo:

  • Loeffler will vote to reject electors from certain states when Congress meets on Wednesday.
  • This effort is supported by President Donald Trump.

U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on Monday confirmed she will vote to reject electors from certain states when Congress meets on Wednesday to review and certify Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election.

This effort is being led by Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) in the House and Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the upper chamber. Brooks on Monday signed the objections he plans to file in Wednesday’s joint session; he specified that the electors from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will be challenged. These states are all currently set to give their Electoral College votes for Democrat Joe Biden, which would make him president on January 20.

“The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution, to have election issues presented so that they can be addressed,” said Loeffler in a statement. “That’s why, on January 6th, I will vote to give President Trump and the American people the fair hearing they deserve and support the objection to the Electoral College certification process.”

She also reminded Georgians that she and U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) already filed legislation to create a commission to audit the 2020 election, looking for irregularities while also helping develop proposals to safeguard the integrity of future elections.

Perdue on Sunday reaffirmed his support for the congressional challenge to the Electoral College results. However, he will be unable to vote on the matter due to a technicality stemming from the Peach State’s oddly timed runoff: Perdue’s term expired on January 3, and he would not be certified in time — even if he wins on Tuesday — to be seated again come Wednesday.

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Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com