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11 GOP senators to challenge Electoral College vote

A group of 11 current and incoming Republican senators led by Texas Senator Ted Cruz (pictured) said on Saturday they plan to contest on Wednesday the Electoral College vote, urging the United States Congress to conduct a 10-day audit to "lawfully certify" the 2020 US election results.

Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, James Lankford of Oklahoma, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Steve Daines of Montana and Mike Braun of Indiana joined Cruz in an effort to challenge the results, while four senators-elect including Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama also signed the statement.

According to the statement, the US Congress needs to form a commission to investigate "unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities" related to the election. "A fair and credible audit, conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20, would dramatically improve Americans' faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President," the group said. However, they "fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise" and certify US President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

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