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State senators in Georgia want VP Pence to postpone Jan. 6 electoral vote counting

"There's about 16 or 18 of us now that signed this letter to the Vice President … asking him to delay the electoral vote for 10 to 12 days," Sen. Brandon Beach said.

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Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 4, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 4, 2020
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Updated: January 5, 2021 - 12:04am

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Some Georgia state senators have signed on to a letter requesting that Vice President Mike Pence postpone the count of electoral votes slated to occur this week on Jan. 6. 

"There's about 16 or 18 of us now that signed this letter to the Vice President … asking him to delay the electoral vote for 10 to 12 days," Sen. Brandon Beach said to The Epoch Times. "We were going to get it to him tomorrow morning," Beach said according to the outlet, noting that additional state senators might also join.

"People are saying yeah there is something here, there's something that just doesn't pass the smell test—that there was some irregularities, there was some impropriety going on in the voting process," Beach said. 

The Peach State lawmakers are seeking the postponement so that they "can continue to have more time to investigate and scan these ballots," Beach noted.

He noted that he additionally did an individual letter for the vice president as a member of the Georgia judiciary subcommittee, according to The Epoch Times.

"I think several senators from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Arizona also wrote letters sent to the Vice President, [telling him] we want the vice president to at least delay it 10 to 12 days," Beach said.

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