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Sen. Ron Johnson does not rule out possibility of challenging Electoral College results

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced Wednesday that the committee will hold a hearing next week about election irregularities. 

Updated: December 10, 2020 - 8:44am

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Sen. Ron Johnson is not ruling out the possibility of challenging the Electoral College results in January when Congress is slated to certify the vote.

"I would say it depends on what we found out," the Wisconsin Republican said to reporters when he was asked about whether he plans on challenging election results, according to The Hill. "The American people need more information. I'm not ready to just close and slam the book on this thing and go 'OK, let's walk away from it.'"

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama has indicated that he intends to object to some states' Electoral College votes.

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, announced Wednesday that the committee will hold a hearing next week about election irregularities. 

“Today I gave notice for a hearing for next Wednesday titled 'Examining Irregularities in the 2020 election,'" the senator said in a statement. "I am mindful that many of the issues that have been raised have been, and will continue to be, appropriately resolved in the courts. But the fact remains that a large percentage of the American public does not view the 2020 election result as legitimate because of apparent irregularities that have not been fully examined. That is not a sustainable state of affairs for our country. The only way to resolve suspicions is with full transparency and public awareness. That will be the goal of the hearing.”

 

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