Over 140 House Republicans Will Challenge Electoral College Vote January 6

National   |   Henry Rogers   |   Jan 2, 2021   |   12:16PM   |   Washington, DC

Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said over 140 members of Congress will object during Congress’s counting of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.

Gohmert and a group of other GOP figures filed a brief Friday in a Texas court against Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The lawsuit focuses on Pence, who will oversee the upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump.

In the brief, Gohmert claims there are 140 members of Congress who will object during the Jan. 6 meeting of Congress.

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Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley became the first Senator to say he will object during Congress’s counting of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, in a statement released Wednesday.

Republican Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks and a group of House Republicans said they will try to overturn the results of the presidential election on Jan. 6 by objecting, with Hawley’s support there will now likely be a vote on the issue, The Hill reported.

Gohmert and the group filed the lawsuit against Pence in his capacity as vice president in a federal Texas court Sunday. The lawsuit reportedly asks for the judge to overturn Trump’s losses in battleground states.

Along with Gohmert and Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, Students for Trump COO Tyler Bowyer, Arizona Republican Party Executive Director Greg Safsten and Maricopa County Republicans Second Vice Chair Nancy Cottle are asking federal Judge Jeremy Kernodle to let Pence declare who the electors are on Jan. 6, according to The Daily Beast.

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