U.S. Representative Mo Brooks is seeking to overthrow the presidential election results by throwing out voter college votes in key battlefield states, and at least one senator will be successful when the new congress meets on January 6th.
Veteran Republican senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky have been named potential allies by the national media. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley said there was no indecision on the matter on Wednesday.
And in recent days, another name has been floating: Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, elected to the Senate.
Unlike De Cruz, Paul and Hawley – Rookie Tuberville is a rookie senator who will take the oath of office on Jan. 3, just three days before Congress meets to confirm Monday’s Electoral College decision awarding the presidency to Joe Biden. .
If Tuberville were the only senator to support Brooks, he would also contrast former Auburn University football chief with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who congratulated Biden on Monday and warns Republicans not to attack the election results, according to national news.
“I think he (Tuberville) and Ted Cruz are the two best candidates for this,” Tuberville campaign president Stan McDonald said during an interview with WVNN radio in Huntsville on Tuesday. “I don’t know yet if he will do this and when.” He is considering it very seriously.
Tuberville is in Georgia this week and there was no comment to add.
Alabama’s senior senator, Republican Richard Shelby, said Wednesday it was time to “move forward” in the election.
“The Electoral College met earlier this week, which is our constitutional process in determining the outcome of the presidential election,” Shelby said in a statement to AL.com. “Voters voted 306 for Joe Biden and 232 for Donald Trump, making Joe Biden the elected official president. While I wish it had brought a different result, it’s time to move on. “
“Bucks for the driver”
At least two Alabama Republican strategists believe Tuberville will not step in, mainly because of McConnell’s leadership.
“McConnell (Tuesday) made it very clear that he would not tolerate Republican senators speaking out or challenging the results of the Electoral College,” said Brent Buchanan, a GOP pollster in Montgomery. “Tommy Tuberville is wise enough to know that first impressions matter, especially in Washington, so I doubt he’s tied to the Senate leader.”
Angi Stalnaker, the GOP’s strategy, also from Montgomery, said Tuberville’s role is currently to “stand in the senate and do everything” to help Georgian Republican senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue win their January 5 special elections. The stakes are high in both races as the majority of the Senate is in balance when Loeffler opposes Raphael Warnock Perdue’s Democratic Democracy against Jon Ossoff’s Democracy.
According to Stalnaker, the Electoral College’s voting challenge is a “fun and frustrating distraction” on the more relevant issue: retaining the two Georgian seats.
“I think every Republican needs to campaign in Georgia right now,” Stalnaker said. During his WVNN interview, McDonald said Tuberville spent campaigns in Georgia.
Stalnaker says continuing to fight election results could result in good, albeit short-lived, policies. Polls show the vast majority of Republicans have concerns about the flaw in the voting process, and more than 80% of Republicans interviewed by Gallup immediately after Biden is expected to win the election said they did not believe in repos.
“The symbolic attempts (to overthrow the presidential election) last for quite a few days of media coverage, but they won’t stop the liberal agenda of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” Stalnaker said.
At least one member of Congress believes Brooks has a valid case in front of the House on Jan. 6. Bradley Byrne, a U.S. MP for R-Fairhope who will step down on Jan. 3 and will not have a say in confirming the Electoral College vote, said he did not share McConnell’s congratulatory message to Biden, noting that “there is one more step,” which includes Congress.
Byrne, along with Brooks, pointed out that some members of the Democratic House objected to the votes of the Electoral College during ratification on 6 January 2017. Some members complained about the long lines in the polling stations, while others raised the issue of Russian intervention in 2016. choice.
None of the deputies received support from a senator, as a result of which the House and Senate should have met separately to discuss the objections.
Brooks also noted in an interview with Fox Business that Barbara Boxer, a Democratic senator from California, filed an objection in 2005 justifying the votes of the Ohio Electoral College during the 2004 presidential election. For the first time since 1877, a senator attacked the entire election vote of the state. However, the Senate voted 74-1 against Boxer’s objection. The House also overwhelmingly voted against the objection.
Byrne said Brooks has a hard hill to climb.
“So far, there is no senator who would say‘ I would agree with Congressman Brooks, ’” Byrne said. “Even if there are those who do, it goes to each house separately, and by no means can the democratic majority count on the Biden voters ’votes.It was Senator McConnell who (admitted) that Biden won the election.It’s hard to see him reverse those votes.
Byrne ran into the Senate against Tuberville earlier this year, but lost in the March GOP pre-election. Byrne said if he had been elected to the Senate, he would have supported Brooks by overthrowing the Electoral College.
Five of Byrne and Alabama’s six congressional GOP representatives signed the amicus briefing in a lawsuit backed by the Texas Republican Attorney General that discussed Electoral College votes in four battlefield states – Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The U.S. Supreme Court tossed the case up on Friday, paving the way for official confirmation of Electoral College’s November election results on Monday.
Biden won with 306 voter votes for Trump 232.
“I have a lot of concerns about the election,” Byrne said. “But since I won’t be there on January 6, I wouldn’t have thought what I would have done as a member of Congress.
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Alabama’s only Democrat in the United States has called pathetic efforts to change election votes.
Terri Sewell, U.S. D-Birmingham, said in a statement to AL.com that voters, the courts and the Electoral College have all “spoken out” in determining Biden’s victory. He also noted that “experts in the Trump administration,” such as Christopher Krebs, a former chief of cybernetics for homeland security, confirmed that “the election was safe, secure, and legitimate”.
“Every effort to delegate election results must be seen as something: a pathetic and unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the will of the American people.”