Several GOP Senators Consider Blocking Election Certification

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By Mark Anderson

According to a post on the website of the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN), Republican Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama “may join efforts to block the Electoral College vote from being certified” when the customary joint session of Congress is seated Jan. 6 to finalize the Electoral College vote for president.

This announcement comes amid efforts in Arizona and most or all of the other most-disputed states in the hotly contested Nov. 3 general election to designate an alternative slate of electors in favor of President Donald Trump, due to the total lack of confidence in the integrity of the election.

The efforts of Arizonans, for example, to submit an optional slate of electors in Trump’s favor was announced via a press conference, even while the Arizona Republic newspaper criticized such efforts, complete with claims that these pro-Trumpers are misguided idiots who traffic in “conspiracy theories” merely due to their legitimate concerns about election fraud. This is the most common tactic the mass media cartel uses to avoid correcting its own poor reporting and deflect blame away from its chronically reckless and irresponsible practices. This includes touting questionable polls to make the victory of the media’s favored candidate(s) look like a foregone conclusion. It also includes the suppression of credible information on Joe Biden and his son Hunter in highly questionable and lucrative foreign business deals, during and after Biden was vice president. This information was dismissed as “Russian disinformation” by leftist news outlets to preserve Biden’s wobbly candidacy.

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Republican Rep. Mo Brooks has represented Alabama’s 5th district since 2011. On Dec. 17, he tweeted that 18 of his fellow Republican House members have joined him, via a letter, in requesting “election fraud hearings ahead of the Jan. 6 Electoral College vote submissions” to Congress. The letter was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and to various Senate and House committee chairs. The outcome of this request was hard to predict at press time.

Tuberville feels the Senate should support a challenge to the results of the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote, which came down in favor of Democrat Joe Biden for president—who cannot formally be called “president-elect” until Congress certifies his electoral votes Jan. 6.

Furthermore, Tuberville appeared at press time that he’s likely to join Brooks “to block the submission of votes from certain swing states with flawed election systems,” as noted by RBN. And, according to The Hill, a Beltway newspaper focused on Congress, Brooks only needs one senator to join him in challenging the Electoral College certification for a debate and vote to be triggered in the House and Senate.

As AFP goes to press, it’s rumored that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky may join in these efforts. President Trump tweeted in response to the reports, “Tommy will be more popular than ever before—a hero!”

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However, Sen. McConnell on Dec. 15, a day after the Electoral College voted, urged GOP senators not to object to that vote, telling them during a caucus call that an objection “isn’t in the best interests of everybody,” according to The Hill, which did not ask McConnell if he would urge his colleagues to stand down on Jan. 6, thereby disregarding the apparent November election fraud.

In a Dec. 17 interview with Alabama-based “YellowhammerNews. com,” “Tuberville emphasized that he has not made up his mind on whether he will support the congressional challenge. He outlined that he will be doing his ‘due diligence,’ studying the issue and soliciting feedback from his constituents before taking a stance,” the outlet reported.

“I want to do what’s best for President Trump and the people of Alabama and the people of this country,” Tuberville said. “They asked me, ‘Are you going to support President Trump?’ And, of course, I’m always going to support President Trump. He’s the best president of my lifetime and has done more for the people of this country and the state of Alabama than anybody. But we want to make sure we do the right thing.”

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If the Nov. 3 election’s skewed outcome is ultimately considered to be the result of cyberwarfare, given the use of programmable digital voting machines made by digital machine and software companies, President Trump is reportedly contemplating taking decisive action. Rumors and claims are circulating that the president may invoke one or more executive orders, including EO 13-848 of Sept. 12, 2018, to activate the military and arrest, or seize the assets of those seen as being involved in treason-level election theft against the U.S.

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However, Dominion Voting Systems, one of the top voting machine companies, which has been under attack by the president’s supporters (and by Democrats after the 2016 election), has demanded that news outlets that have alleged the company’s hardware and software are unreliable retract those statements as false. One of those newscasters who has been forced to walk back claims that Dominion systems are terribly flawed was Lou Dobbs of Fox News, who did an hour show on the topic. During that show, many of the allegations previously made were substantially softened.

Mark Anderson is AFP’s roving editor. Email him at [email protected].