Over one week ago, the Electoral College formally voted for Joe Biden as the 2020 presidential election’s winner; in doing so, the body also determined that Biden secured more than the necessary 270 votes to win the presidency.
Before and since the vote of the Electoral College, countless lawsuits have been filed to contest results. Attorneys representing Trump, along with Republicans and other witnesses, maintain that illegal votes, voting irregularities, etc., engendered illegitimate wins for Biden. However, courts at each level throughout America have tossed out cases and appeals making this argument.
On January 6, 2021, Congress is scheduled to formally certify the Electoral College’s votes for Biden; although, according to Newsmax, multiple Republicans are preparing to challenge this process.
What to Expect from the GOP’s Challenges
Congressional Republicans who will challenge the certification of the Electoral College’s votes for Biden are doing so for the purposes of free and fair elections.
Multiple GOP members in the House maintain that they will continue fighting for President Trump; this means not only challenging the aforementioned certification, but also urging Congress to probe voter fraud, prior to January 6.
Republicans in the Senate so quickly forget. Right now they would be down 8 seats without my backing them in the last Election. RINO John Thune, “Mitch’s boy”, should just let it play out. South Dakota doesn’t like weakness. He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2020
While House Republicans are all on board, there may be some challenges in the Senate. Thus far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, is urging members of his chamber to steer clear of challenging the Electoral College’s votes.
Just days ago, McConnell actually congratulated Biden for “winning” the 2020 election that remains profoundly disputed.
The Last Chance to Prevent a Biden Presidency
Challenges to the certification process of the Electoral College’s votes are largely considered the GOP’s last chance to prevent Biden from becoming the 46th president.
Lawyers who are representing President Trump have repeatedly filed cases and appeals regarding issues with absentee ballots, voting irregularities, and overturning results engendered by fraud; these cases have not panned out in city and state courts, nor have they succeeded before the Supreme Court.
The electors will choose the president on January 6, 2021. Biden "has" 306; he needs 270.
The question is, WILL 37 ELECTORS, after seeing the massive fraud, cheating & unconstitutional acts in swing states, do the right thing & switch to Trump? If so, he'll REMAIN president.
— ProsperousUSA (@Prosperous1776) December 20, 2020
Nevertheless, Republicans in Congress are holding firm to the importance of fighting for honest elections. Many have noted that pushing back against the certification is greater than just Trump, but also about democracy and confidence in elections’ integrity.
Do you think Republicans in Washington ought to challenge the certification process of the Electoral College’s votes? Will this make a real difference on January 6? Be sure to let us know what you think will happen in the comments section below.