Georgia’s Loeffler Will Object to Electoral College Certification Wednesday
Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler will object to the certification of electoral college results that formalize a Joe Biden victory in the presidential election on Tuesday.
“Elections are the bedrock of our democracy and the American people deserve to be 100% confident in our election system and its outcomes,” argued Loeffler in a statement.
“I will vote to give President Trump and the American people the fair hearing they deserve and support the objection to the Electoral College process.”
Loeffler is objecting in her own capacity as a Senator, and is declining to join an electoral commission caucus led by Senator Ted Cruz to challenge the results. Cruz’s commission seeks to create an emergency audit commission to investigate improprieties in the 2020 election in 10 days before proceeding with any certification of electoral college results.
Loeffler’s opposition to certification means that 13 GOP Senators have pledged to oppose electoral college ratification. It would take an outright majority of Senators to block certification of the results, and to force a new election. State legislatures have declined to appoint alternative slates of electors in states beset with accusations of pervasive voter fraud.
President Donald Trump is slated to rally in support of Senators Perdue and Loeffler in Georgia tonight, who face two left-wing Democrats in a special runoff election on Tuesday. David Perdue has also pledged to oppose the certification of electoral college slates, ensuring both Georgia Senators will stand for audit proceedings.