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House Republicans huddled Saturday night to discuss their intent to contest certifying the Electoral College results this week and flip the election to President Trump, said GOP Rep. Mo Brooks.
The Alabama lawmaker is among a group of about 140 Republican House members who will challenge the count over allegations of rampant voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
“The momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining,” Brooks told Fox News on Sunday. “And as a consequence, the numbers that we had who were supportive yesterday are almost always supplemented by reinforcements today and the next day.”
“The momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining,” he added.
Brooks, who was joined on the call by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and about 50 other lawmakers, said he’s “confident” that more may commit to challenging the results by the time a joint-session of Congress convenes on Thursday to certify the vote.
President-elect Joe Biden won 7 million more popular votes than Trump and amassed 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232.
About a dozen Republicans in the Senate led by Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri also plan to object to the tally.
If one senator and one House member objects, both chambers separately debate the matter and then vote on certification.
But the effort to toss out the vote is unlikely to pass in the Democratic-controlled House.
It also faces opposition in the Senate, notably from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has publicly recognized Biden’s win.
State and federal courts and the US Supreme Court have either tossed or refused to hear scores of lawsuits from Trump’s legal team or his Republican allies over voter fraud claims because of a lack of evidence.
Brooks disputed that contention, arguing that Trump’s lawyers have been blocked from being able to conduct a proper discovery.
“These cases are not being dismissed because of a lack of evidence, they are being aborted before the trial process was even birthed,” Brooks said.
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