Republican congressman calls “cheating” attempts to challenge US election results – International panorama

WASHINGTON, December 28. / TASS /. Party member of the incumbent President of the United States Republican Donald Trump, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (from the state of Illinois) called “cheating” attempts to revise the results of the presidential elections held in November during the procedure for their approval in Congress.

Newspaper The New York Times On December 13, it was reported that a group of Republican lawmakers led by Congressman Morris Brooks (from Alabama) on January 6 in Congress is going to make a final attempt to challenge the election results.

“This is a hoax, and it will disappoint those people who think that the victory in this election was stolen, who believe that this is an opportunity to change this,” the legislator said on Sunday on the air of the TV channel CNN… “In reality, there is no driving force capable of changing the election results,” he is convinced. He clarified that after the states officially approved the voting results, there is no longer any constitutional mechanism to reverse this decision.

Earlier, Trump himself has repeatedly called on his party members, especially in the US Senate, to fight to challenge the presidential election results.

The elections took place on November 3. On December 14, the electoral college approved the results of the vote, according to which the Democrat Joseph Biden will become the new head of state. Trump did not admit defeat and went to courts to demand a recount of votes in several states. However, the claims were rejected by the authorities, including the US Supreme Court.

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Approval of Congressional Elections Results

On January 6, at a joint meeting of both houses of the US Congress, the results of the electoral vote are to be approved. According to existing rules, legislators can oppose the approval of voting results in a particular state. An objection must be filed in writing by at least one member of the House of Representatives and one member of the Senate. In the event of such a protest, the meeting of Congress will be suspended so that both chambers separately consider and vote on this issue. If at least one of the chambers of the legislature speaks out against, the protest is not accepted.

According to The New York Times, Morris Brooks intends to oppose the approval of electoral votes from the states of Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Wisconsin on January 6 in Congress. In order for the congressman’s protest to be accepted for consideration, he needs to enlist the support of at least one of the members of the Senate. Brooks, in particular, can support the elected Republican Senator (from Alabama) Tommy Taberville, who previously admitted such an opportunity. However, The Hill newspaper on Friday, quoting Senator John Thune (Republican from South Dakota), reported that Republican leaders in the upper house opposed Taberville’s challenge of the vote, considering such a move useless and “politically destructive.” In turn, experts note that the House of Representatives, where the majority belongs to the Democrats, will vote against any initiative that calls into question Biden’s victory.

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