Sen. Hawley will oppose Electoral College certification

MO Senator Josh Hawley will oppose the Electoral College certification on January 6. He released a statement saying some states failed to follow election laws, naming Pennsylvania as an example.

“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws,” he said on Twitter.

“I cannot vote to certify without pointing out the unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden. At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections. But Congress has so far failed to act,” he continued.

So far, Hawley is the only GOP Senator to object to the election results.

According to Politico, “both chambers will be forced to debate the results of at least one state and vote on whether to accept Biden’s victory, a process that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had urged Republicans to avoid.”

Hawley was elected to the Senate in 2018, unseating long time incumbent Claire McCaskill. He has been a strong supporter of President Trump during his time in the Senate.

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