Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., says he will raise objections next week when the Congress meets to decide whether to affirm the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, forcing House and Senate votes that are likely to delay the final certification.
President Donald Trump has charged there was widespread fraud in the election. He has pushed Republican senators to pursue those charges even though the Electoral College this month declared Biden had 306 votes to Trump's 232.
A group of Republicans in the Democratic-majority House have already said they will object on Trump’s behalf during the Jan. 6 count of electoral votes, and they had needed just a single senator to go along with them to force votes in both chambers.
Hawley said he would object because “some states, including notably Pennsylvania” did not follow their own election laws.
“At the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections,” Hawley said in a statement Wednesday.
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