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Missouri senator will contest Biden’s win on January 6th

One Republican senator from Missouri says he will raise objections when Congress meets to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. However, it’s a move that will only delay the certification of Biden’s victory.

The AP reports that Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. will raise objections despite there being no substantiated evidence of voter fraud.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged, stolen, and manipulated.

Without giving specifics or evidence, Hawley said he would object because “some states, including notably Pennsylvania” did not follow their own election laws.

For any objection to be sustained, both chambers must agree to it by a simple majority vote. If they disagree, the original electoral votes are counted.

Vice President Mike Pence will preside over the January 6th session and declare a winner.

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