Powerful GOP Member Is Calling On Republicans To Accept Electoral College Decision

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Despite President Trump continuing to insist that he actually won the 2020 election, one of the most important figures in the GOP is urging his fellow Republicans to accept the decision of the electoral college and their anointing of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

Trump is fighting an uphill battle these days, attempts to prove in court that widespread voter fraud distorted the election results have been dismissed again and again.  His lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis have been working overtime to expose these alleged improprieties, and White House adviser Stephen Miller has even concocted a plan to use “alternate” electors to keep these legal challenges alive.

This is happening despite the electoral college voting on Monday, again restating Biden’s victory.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is now advising his fellow Republicans not to respect the system

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly urged GOP senators to refrain from objecting to electoral votes when it comes time to count them in Congress next month, making the remarks on a caucus call Tuesday.

McConnell, who formally recognized Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president-elect and vice president-elect on Tuesday, reportedly told colleagues that an objection “isn’t in the best interest of everybody,” per the Hill:

“McConnell warned that any GOP senator who signed onto a House Republican objection to a state’s electoral votes would then force the Senate to debate and vote on the objection, putting fellow GOP senators in a bad position.’

McConnell was not the only Republican leader to make the request, with Republican Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) making the same call, though there is no indication, currently, that any GOP senators plan to object to the results.

McConnell officially acknowledged Joe Biden as the “President-elect” on Tuesday congratulating him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory which drew criticism from President Trump via Twitter.

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