Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has announced he will object to the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden on Jan. 6. Hawley made the announcement Wednesday in a tweet, noting the evidence he has seen of election fraud and state officials who operated elections outside the process outlined in their state constitutions. Hawley said his decision is a response to the “unprecedented effort of mega-corporations, including Facebook and Twitter, to interfere in this election in support of Joe Biden” plus numerous “allegations of voter fraud.”
The popular junior senator from Missouri stated that objecting is not uncommon, pointing out that “following both the 2004 and 2016 elections, Democrats in Congress objected during the certification of electoral votes.”
“For these reasons, I will follow the same practice Democrat members of Congress have in years past and object during the certification process on January 6 to raise these critical issues,” his statement concludes.
Below is Hawley’s tweet.
Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf pic.twitter.com/kTaaPPJGHE
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) December 30, 2020