Ted Cruz is among the dozens of Republican senators who will contest the US election results
Dozens of Republican senators announced that they would formally contest the results of the US presidential election, escalating Donald Trump’s attempt to reverse his defeat and deepening the division within their party. The group, which includes Texas Senator Ted Cruz, challenged the Republican leadership in the Senate and said it would raise objections on Jan. 6, when a joint session of Congress is to confirm Joe Biden’s victory. The senators said in a joint statement: „We do not treat this measure lightly. We are not moving to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it.“ In the 2020 elections, unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of the elections surfaced. And other voting offenses. “The group said it would“ do everything it could to restore confidence in our democracy ”and called for“ emergency 10-day scrutiny. ”Mr. Cruz and the other senators said they were not“ naive ”in thinking they could succeed, while acknowledging that the Democrats Some Republicans will push ratification to the end. The Senate is currently running with a 52-48 vote. Republican senators who object to testimony by their colleagues have been accused of trying to „peck“ popular support for Trump, potentially paving the way for a future presidential election. Mr. Cruz and 11 others to Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, who earlier this week became the first sitting member to announce that he would challenge the election result. At least 140 members of the House of Representatives plan to challenge the result on January 6. In their statement, Cruise and the other senators said that they intend to vote against voters from swing states that have been at the center of Mr. Trump’s assertions about election fraud. A disputed issue. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 elections exceed any allegations in our life. ”Ideally, the courts would have heard evidence and resolved these allegations of serious electoral fraud. Twice, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to do so; twice, the court rejected. Mr. Cruz cited as a precedent for the election of 1876. On that occasion, he said, Congress had appointed an electoral committee of five senators, five members of the House of Representatives, and five judges of the Supreme Court to resolve the disputed returns.
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