House Republicans Rush to Join Electoral College Challenge NTD
Another 15 U.S. representatives and representative-elects are supporting a plan to file objections to electoral votes during next month’s joint session of Congress.
Twenty-four members or members-elect were on the books as committing to challenging the votes, as of early Thursday. That number is now 39, or 40 including Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) in the upper chamber.
Eight Pennsylvania members of the House of Representatives said in a joint statement that they plan on objecting to electors from their state.
“Unfortunately, the many unlawful actions undertaken by the Pennsylvania Governor’s office, the Secretary of State, and what has been described as a rogue Pennsylvania Supreme Court exceeded and circumvented the state legislature’s clear constitutional authority,” Republican Reps. Guy Reschenthaler, Dan Meuser, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Mike Kelly, Scott Perry, Lloyd Smucker, John Joyce, and Fred Keller said.
The unlawful actions include accepting ballots past 8 p.m. on Election Day, the group alleged.
The actions were taken without authority or consent from the state legislature, they added.
“By definition, such unlawful, unregulated, and inconsistent activities resulted in a highly questionable and inaccurate vote total. The scope of these inaccuracies cannot be known until the legal ballots are identified and counted, and the illegal ballots are disqualified. This has not been done. Therefore, the state’s official certification of electors was based upon a flawed system and an inaccurate vote count. Thus, very possibly resulting in an erroneous certification,” they said.
“Until these unlawful practices are acknowledged and corrected, we cannot agree to support electors chosen based upon an inaccurate total vote count. The voters of Pennsylvania deserve integrity in the election process and equal protection under the law.
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