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Congressional, state lawmakers huddle with White House as move to fight election gains steam

Rep. Mo Brooks says ‘momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining.’

Updated: January 3, 2021 - 2:32pm

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As many as 50 House Republicans discussed with the White House and President Trump contesting the election results in Congress this week while the president’s legal team also briefed state legislators in key states.

The conference call between GOP lawmakers, Trump and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Saturday night came after a total of 12 senators also declared their intentions to contest the election results when Congress certifies electors on Wednesday.

"In my judgment, the primary reason so many congressmen and senators are now coming forward to fight this fight is because so many American citizens have made it known that this fight is critical to America's future," Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., one of the organizers of the call, told Fox News. He also tweeted about the meeting.

Brooks said not all of the 50 lawmakers who joined have committed to contesting the results yet but he expects the numbers to grow over the next few days.

"The momentum to fight against voter fraud and election theft is rapidly gaining," he added. "And as a consequence, the numbers that we had who were supportive yesterday are almost always supplemented by reinforcements today and the next day."

Meanwhile, White House adviser Peter Navarro said Saturday that a six-person team led by presidential attorney Rudy Giuliani briefed hundreds of state legislators on the evidence gathered of election irregularities.

“As part of a six-person team, we did a zoom meeting with hundreds and hundreds of state legislators across the battlegrounds Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. These legislators, they’re hot, they’re angry, they want action,” Navarro said in an interview on Fox News. “We gave them the receipts. We explained exactly how the Democrat Party, as a matter of strategy, stole this election from Donald J. Trump.”

Navarro released a report last month that catalogued evidence of election problems in key battleground states. He discussed that work in a recent episode of the John Solomon Reports podcast.

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