- Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas objected today to the appointment of 67 elected members of the House of Representatives from battlefield states today, in response to his colleagues who intend to object to the certification of the presidential election results.
- Roy said that “it would confuse the basic human cause if the presidential results met objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped without public scrutiny.”
- At least 140 Republican members of the House of Representatives plan to vote against the ratification of the presidential election results on Wednesday, although the efforts cannot affect voting results in any US state.
- Roy is among a group of seven Republicans in the House of Representatives who have said they do not support efforts to vote against the endorsement of the Electoral College vote.
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Texas Republican Representative Chip Roy of Texas objected today to the appointment of 67 elected House members from battlefield states today, in response to colleagues who intend to object to the certification of the presidential election results.
Roy, who does not support the objection to the results of the presidency, said in A. statement It “would confuse the basic human mind if the presidential results met objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped without public scrutiny.”
He objected to the appointment of representatives from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, citing his colleagues who said they would object to presidential voters from those states on the grounds that their elections were subject to “systematic statewide fraud and abuse.”
However, President Donald Trump and his allies have published allegations of fraud since the election No one stood up in court The Ministry of Justice said that There is no evidence Fraud that will affect the outcome.
Roy argued that if the allegations raise significant doubts about the presidential election, they should also call into question the congressional races, since they all took place under the same electoral systems.
His protests did not prevent members of the House of Representatives from sitting, as Congress 117 was sworn in on Sunday.
– Replay / Count. Chip Roy (RepChipRoy) January 3, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden won the election by winning 306 electoral votes compared to 232. The results were approved in every state, and presidential voters cast their ballots last month.
Voters are due to be approved on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress, which is usually procedural, to confirm the winner that the electorate and the Electoral College have indeed chosen.
But at least 140 House Republicans responded Plan to vote against certification Wednesday’s presidential election results due to unfounded allegations of fraud.
Their objections may delay the ratification of the election, but it will not change the outcome of any US state vote.
Roy is among a group of seven Republicans in the House of Representatives who have said they do not support efforts to vote against the endorsement of the Electoral College vote.
at statement On Sunday, the group, headed by Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, said it believed there were “deep questions” regarding election integrity, but that “only states have the power to appoint voters.”
“Congress has only a limited role in the presidential election process,” the statement said. “Its job is to count the electors submitted by the states, not to determine which electors the states should have sent.”
In his statement on the objection to the House of Representatives sitting, Roy said that if Congress is to “adequately address” concerns about the presidential election, he must be consistent in doing so.
“Anything less than that will strip the current efforts of their legitimacy and make them look like a political ploy, not a bona fide attempt to restore confidence in our electoral process,” he said.