U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) on Tuesday announced he will formally object to the electors from Arizona when Congress meets in a joint session on Wednesday to review and certify the Electoral College results stemming from the 2020 presidential election.
This comes after Tuberville over the weekend joined a group of Republican senators in calling for Congress to immediately appoint a commission to “conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states.”
“Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed,” that previous statement advised.
“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed,” the GOP senators added.
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) has been leading the congressional effort to challenge the electors from certain states. He specified on Monday that he will object to Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
To force two hours of debate and then a vote on respective states, at least one senator needs to object to each state.
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has pledged to at least object to the Pennsylvania electors, while Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) is expected to object to her own state’s electors.
Now, Tuberville has ensured Arizona will also be covered.
“Tomorrow afternoon I will join Senator Ted Cruz in objecting to Electoral College results from Arizona, and I am carefully considering additional states that may require my objection,” Alabama’s junior senator said in a Tuesday statement.
“In our country, elections are generally governed by the individual states, but there are serious questions about whether, for example, Arizona’s electors were selected in accordance with the duly enacted laws of the State of Arizona, which is a requirement of the United States Constitution,” he continued. “Elections are too important to allow significant deviations from state law, and I am hopeful that the process tomorrow will at least shine a bright light on the need to investigate potential wrongdoing and to propose reforms. I believe the appointment of a commission to study this issue and propose reforms, either at the state or federal level, would be a positive step toward ensuring the integrity of future elections.”
Tuberville concluded, “Under President Trump’s leadership, we’ve seen unprecedented efforts to protect our southern border, cut taxes for Americans, and confirm a record number of conservative judges to the Federal bench. It is critical to ensure the voices of the millions of Americans who voted for President Trump are heard and not diminished by voter fraud or election irregularities.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn