Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is set to raise an objection during the Electoral College certification process on Wednesday when Congress meets to authenticate the result of the 2020 presidential election, according to The Post report on Monday.
The New York Republican’s statement read, “I plan to object to certain contested electors on January 6, I do not take this action lightly. I am acting to protect our Democratic process.
“Article II and the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution make clear that I have an obligation to act on this matter if I believe there are serious questions with respect to the Presidential election.”
“I believe those questions exist,” Elise Stefanik continued.
“Tens of millions of Americans are rightly concerned that the 2020 election featured unprecedented voting irregularities, unconstitutional overreach by unelected state officials and judges ignoring state election laws, and a fundamental lack of ballot integrity and security.”
With this development, the House Intelligence Committee member joins a coalition of at least 140 congressional Republicans who intend to object to certifying Biden’s victory on Wednesday.
Similarly, a group of 12 Republicans will lead the movement in the Senate, led by Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri. Doing so will specifically demand an emergency audit of the results in states where voter fraud has been alleged by the Trump campaign.