Idaho U.S. Representative Russ Fulcher and Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers both plan to object to to the Electoral College count from some swing states, siding with President Donald Trump and some other GOP lawmakers in an eleventh-hour attempt to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election win.
Fulcher, a Republican who represents western and northern Idaho, released a video Monday repeating claims that some states including Pennsylvania and Michigan, “bypassed state legislatures” and redefined election parameters by adjusting voting timelines or changing the way they mailed ballots. Various courts have already rejected previous attempts to overturn the election results using the same claims.
Idaho’s three other congressional delegates — Rep. Mike Simpson and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo — have not publicly said if they plan to object during today’s joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College vote.
In announcing her plans to object, McMorris Rodgers said the vote is not about overturning an election. “It is about examining allegations of potential fraud, certifying that states are protecting election integrity, and ensuring people’s voices are heard.”
The House and the Senate will convene a joint session today to count the electoral votes cast in November’s election and affirm Biden’s win. President Trump has repeatedly said there was widespread fraud, but his claims have been rejected by Republican and Democratic election officials in multiple states and by judges, including at the Supreme Court. (AP)