Missouri Senator Josh Hawley says he cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6th without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws.
Hawley says he will object during the certification process and will call for Congress to launch a full investigation of potential fraud and election irregularities and enact election integrity measures.
He becomes the first sitting U-S Senator to commit to objecting.
“Following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes in order to raise concerns about election integrity,” Hawley said. “They were praised by Democratic leadership and the media when they did. And they were entitled to do so. But now those of us concerned about the integrity of this election are entitled to do the same.”
Hawley also says there was an unprecedented effort of mega corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election, in support of Joe Biden.
He says at the very least, Congress should investigate allegations of voter fraud and adopt measures to secure the integrity of our elections, but it has so far failed to act.