Rep. Mo Brooks says he plans to challenge the Electoral College votes when Congress officially certifies President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory on Jan. 6, according to Politico.
The Alabama Republican says he is also looking for a GOP senator to join him in the effort.
In an piece posted this morning, Brooks said he may still object to the vote counting process by himself, even though he acknowledged that would be more of a symbolic protest.
In a series of radio interviews, speeches and tweets, Brooks has echoed the charges of President Donald Trump and his supporters that the Nov. 6 election was “badly flawed” and that most mail-in voting is “unconstitutional.”
“In my judgment, if only lawful votes by eligible American citizens were cast, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a significant margin, and Congress’s certification should reflect that,” Brooks told Politico. “This election was stolen by the socialists engaging in extraordinary voter fraud and election theft measures.”
Brooks said he has had “indirect communication” with some senators but did not elaborate.
Still, the move to overturn the election results in Congress is almost certain to fail, given the political makeup of the House and Senate.
Brooks said the Supreme Court is not the lawful authority to determine the validity of a state’s electors.
“A lot of time is being wasted in court,” Brooks said. “And so it’s the United States Congress that is the final judge and jury of whether to accept or reject Electoral College submissions by states, and to elect who the president and vice president of the United States might be.”
The President’s legal team has made several unsuccessful court challenges to the vote totals in several states, arguing fraud and irregularities. Yesterday Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.