UPDATED 7:47 AM PT – Tuesday, December 22, 2020
A growing number of lawmakers are planning to reject the Electoral College’s votes. On Monday, a group of legislators led by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) reportedly met with President Trump and his legal team to discuss plans to object to the Electoral College vote count in January.
Brooks has been slamming the supposed outcome of the election due to what he called “evidence of widespread voter fraud.”
“The overwhelming, compelling and irrefutable evidence leads to but one conclusion,” he stated. “If only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens are counted, President Trump handedly won the Electoral College and re-election.”
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed the meeting occurred at the Oval Office as Republicans prepare to mount a battle against voter fraud. A number of Republican lawmakers and incoming legislators are confirmed to have been in attendance, including Reps. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and incoming Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President @realDonaldTrump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) December 21, 2020
The lawmakers reportedly implored President Trump not to give up on his fight for election integrity heading into the vote count. Meanwhile, Gaetz has called for Republicans to fight the stolen election results until the very end.
“Democracy is left undefended if we accept the results of a stolen election without fighting with every bit of vigor we can muster,” he stated.
The Constitution sates one lawmaker each from the House and Senate must object to the results in order for the full Senate to vote on the validity of the outcome. The House and Senate will meet January 6, 2021 to tally the Electoral College’s votes.