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At least 25 Republicans plan on challenging electoral votes during next month’s joint session of Congress, according to a tally by The Epoch Times.

Twenty-four representatives and representatives-elect, who will enter office several days before the session, plan on filing objections. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is the only member or member-elect of the upper chamber to commit to an objection.

“You’ve got 74 million Americans who feel disenfranchised, who feel like their vote doesn’t matter. And this is the one opportunity that I have as a United States senator, this process right here, my one opportunity to stand up and say something, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” Hawley said on Wednesday.

Objections are filed in writing and must have support from at least one member of each chamber. If they do, they trigger a two-hour debate and a vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate. A simple majority in each chamber is required to uphold the challenge.

Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told The Epoch Times that the group plans to file objections against the votes from six states, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Nevada. They’re mulling an objection to votes from New Mexico.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) was the first to announce plans to file an objection.

“In my judgment, based on what I have seen so far and my own personal experience with voter fraud and election theft by Democrats, in my judgment, if you only could count lawfully cast votes by American citizens, Donald Trump won the Electoral College,” Brooks told The Epoch Times “American Thought Leaders” last month.

A slew of members or members-elect have said this week they’re joining the group plotting the objections.

“If irregularities exist, we should examine and provide solutions to make sure our electoral process is accurate and represents the will of the people,” Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-Utah) told news outlets in a statement. “Millions of Americans across this country are concerned about the electoral process and we do them a great disservice by merely ignoring their voices.”

Republican Senate leadership opposes the planned objections. About two dozen GOP senators have said they will not object, while others have indicated opposition. A small group—Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)—have said they may object.

Virtually all Democrats have said they will not object, and have criticized those who plan to challenge votes. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s spokeswoman told reporters on Wednesday that the team views the counting of electoral votes as a mere formality, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed confidence Biden would be confirmed as president-elect.

Here are the lawmakers planning on challenging votes:

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)
Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas)
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.)
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)
Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.)
Rep.-elect Barry Moore (R-Ala.)
Rep.-elect Bob Good (R-Va.)
Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)
Rep.-elect Ronny Jackson (R-Texas)
Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-Utah)
Rep.-elect Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.)
Rep.-elect Jerry Carl (R-Ala.)
Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.)
Rep.-elect Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.)

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Evangeline December 31, 2020
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Ted Cruz - You better object to it or I'll put you on my mental list of rinos! I can't believe you're even considering not objecting. You've always stood up boldly for what's right in the past. Don't let the lying Dems and rino Mitch tell you that it's bad for the country to not give in to Biden's cheating win! It's a lie. We the American people need to see justice and our people fighting for what's right!
F*** thedems December 31, 2020
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I’m glad they are doing this... and I hope it stretches out for the next three years so the dems can experience the same frustration we had to with the fake Russian scam that the dems tried to pull in order to tie up the POTUS and keep him from doing all he promised. I also hope the Hunter / joe Biden investigation continues for three or so years as well! The left deserves to feel every bit of the ha they put us through!!!
Granny December 31, 2020
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Time to see more senators on that list. Stand up and fight we are keeping track of which one of you are representing us or China. That’s the black and white of this, America or China. Get your name on there or Lose your seats.
bren n texas December 31, 2020
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God bless america and president jan 6th
John frank burchardt December 31, 2020
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Now here's some quality voting fraud info https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/12/18/2002896/-Was-McConnell-s-re-election-a-fraud-And-Graham-s-and-Collins-s
Intellectual Impaler December 31, 2020
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“If irregularities exist, we should examine and provide solutions to make sure our electoral process is accurate and represents the will of the people,” Rep.-elect Burgess Owens (R-Utah) told news outlets in a statement. “Millions of Americans across this country are concerned about the electoral process and we do them a great disservice by merely ignoring their voices.” Like mandatory in person voting unless 100% disabled with proof (being a Democrat doesn't equate Disability it equates lack of intelligence), mandatory photo ID's, mandatory bans on mail in balloting and counting after hours, mandatory cut off date and times, mandatory proof of Citizenship, mandatory transparency of campaign funds both private and public, business and PACs, make illegal funding from foreign entities and persons, A voter IQ test deciding your capabilities of what classes of elections able to vote - Fed, State, Local, School (for the popular voter crybabies), mandatory media coverage of balance of late breaking information not deny in favor of a candidate.
Frankly Speaking December 31, 2020
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All of you are deluded. If there was fraud, the evidence for it would have been presented in court ages ago. What you people don't realize is that Trump can't concede because his ego won't let him because he has narcissistic personality disorder, plus, by keeping up the charade, he continues to raise money for himself. I know you don't see that and I know you don't want to, but facts are facts and there's good reason Trump has lost 58 of the 59 court filings. Biden won fair and square because the majority of this country doesn't like and doesn't want Trump as president - and never has.
cj December 31, 2020
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Thank ALL of these Congress people and, May God Bless them all. We ALL know that the election was STOLEN from our TRUE President!!!!!
TJ December 31, 2020
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I’d like to see a few dozen more! Any Republican not on that list doesn’t get a dime from my family.
rm December 31, 2020
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More Senators need to join Sen. Josh Hawley from Missouri... Save the United States.... TEAMWORK WINS....
RockyMtn 1776 December 31, 2020
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Looks like some Republicans have finally gown a spine. Amazing !
LST December 31, 2020
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ALL of them should.
CF

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