Mike Rogers announces support for challenge to Electoral College results
Another Alabama congressman plans to vote on Wednesday to reject the electors from certain states when Congress meets to review and certify Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election.
Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03) on Monday became the latest member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Yellowhammer State to voice his support for the effort, which is being led by Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05).
Brooks on Monday afternoon announced that he has officially signed the objections he will file on Wednesday when Congress meets in a joint session. He specified that the electors from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will be challenged. Those states are all currently set to give their Electoral College votes for Democrat Joe Biden, which would make him president on January 20.
In a statement, Rogers backed the objections.
“On January 6th, I will vote against the Electoral College results for the 2020 election,” said Rogers, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. “There are far too many instances of alleged voter fraud that have called the legitimacy of the election results into question. In addition, election officials in certain states appeared to have deliberately acted in an unconstitutional manner to manipulate the results.”
“These allegations of election fraud must be thoroughly investigated before Congress can act. The results of a handful of states critical to both campaigns are in serious doubt. Our elections should be free, fair and transparent,” he concluded. “The 2020 election was not. Therefore, I will object to the results of the Electoral College.”
U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has also signed onto a related effort in the upper chamber that further calls for Congress to immediately appoint a commission to “conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn