140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes on Jan 6 (CNN)



A red wave is making its way to the Jan. 6 congressional joint session.


At least 140 Republicans will be objecting during the session, a revelation that comes not from FOX News, Newsmax, or One America News but CNN.


This comes from CNN's own Jake Tapper:

"Two Republican members of the House of Representatives tell CNN that they expect at least 140 of their GOP colleagues in the House to vote against counting the electoral votes on January 6 when Congress is expected to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory."


Tapper goes on to say that the GOP effort has "virtually zero chance of changing the result," but Trump's allies are optimistic about the paths to victory still available to the President.

"Among the more than one dozen Republican House members who have already publicly said they'll vote against counting the electoral votes next week are Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, who's spearheading the effort, Jody Hice of Georgia, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Joe Wilson of South Carolina," writes Tapper.Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

"Included in that group are eight Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania, who announced their intentions in a joint statement earlier Thursday."


Tapper went on to note several incoming Republican House members who have also said they will object to the certification process, including Reps.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, and Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee.


Forbes reported that the number of members of Congress who plan to object might be more than 140.


Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) told Forbes a “staggering number” of his Republican House colleagues will likely object, adding, "140 certainly seems possible… I wouldn't be surprised if it were a little higher," according to Forbes.


Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.), and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) are also among those who have said they'll vote against counting the Electoral College votes next week, according to Newsmax.


If a House member and one senator vote on Jan. 6 to challenge a state's electors, Congress would have to deliberate on whether to accept those electors.


President Donald Trump argues that voter fraud in several battleground states accounted for Biden's apparent triumph. The president and his team are still fighting in the courts to overturn the election results.


Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, filed a new lawsuit in the US Supreme Court seeking to reverse election results in Wisconsin.

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