More U.S. lawmakers join Electoral College challenge

‘Must stand up for tens of millions of Americans who want answers to the irregularities’

Art MooreBy Art Moore
Published December 22, 2020 at 7:44pm

President Donald J. Trump delivers an update on the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine development Operation Warp Speed, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)

Joining about a dozen Republican colleagues who pledge to challenge Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, a Texas congressman has formally asked his state’s two U.S. senators to join him.

Republican Rep. Lance Gooden said in a letter Tuesday to Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: “I intend to object to the certification of the Electoral College vote submissions on January 6th, and I respectfully ask you to stand with me,” the Epoch Times reported.

A challenge to any state’s Electoral College votes submitted to Congress for certification requires at least one House representative and one senator to object. The House and Senate then would each vote on the challenge. A majority of both chambers would be required to reject a state’s votes. If both Biden and Trump lacked the required 270 electoral votes, the House would choose the president, with one vote for each state delegation, and the Senate the vice president.



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