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Tags: 2020 Elections | Donald Trump | Joe Biden | cawthorn | electoral college

Rep.-Elect Cawthorn to Object to Electoral Votes

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Madison Cawthorn addresses the virtual convention on August 26, 2020.  (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

Monday, 21 December 2020 09:28 PM

Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., said Monday he will be joining the effort to overturn Joe Biden's election by objecting to electoral votes in swing states during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.

Cawthorn, 25, made the the announcement during a Turning Point USA conference in Florida, The Epoch Times reported.

"When you look at what’s happened in a lot of these liberal swing states, that have liberal governors and liberal secretaries of state, you can see that they have broken the law and gone against our Constitution with this election," Cawthorn said. "And so, because of that, on Jan. 6, as the people of western North Carolina sent me to do a job, I will be contesting the election."

Cawthorn added on Twitter:

"The right to vote in a free and fair election is the cornerstone of our Republic. Attempts to subvert the Constitutional authority of state legislatures to conduct elections strikes at the very heart of representative government. I choose to stand in the breach, to fight for us."

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., who is leading the effort, has at least six other house members who say they intend to join him. At least one member of the Senate must object as well to bring the matter up for debate.

"In my opinion, at this moment, the issue is not whether there will be a senator who will join this effort on the Senate side," Brooks to The Epoch Times. "The issue is how many are going to join us."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has told his members not to join any effort to object to Biden's election, but some have said they are considering it, including Alabama Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville, who ran heavily on backing President Donald Trump.

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Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., said Monday he will be joining the effort to overturn Joe Biden's election by objecting to electoral votes in swing states during the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.
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2020-28-21
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