A group of House Republicans led by Rep Paul Gosar (R-Az) and Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas) rejected the Arizona vote for President-elect Joe Biden in Congress on Wednesday Other government challenges are likely to follow This marked the first time in more than 15 years that legislators were elected from both houses of Congress to object to the election results of a state ???? although the strategy is sure to fail

Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives for electoral college electoral certification for President-elect Joe [] Biden during a joint congressional session at the US. Capitol on Jan. January 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool / Getty Images)

As Congress convenes to vote the electoral vote, a House and Senate legislature must object to the validity of a state’s election results, forcing each house to hold the matter for up to two hours Before voting, discuss whether the votes should be accepted

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate would have to vote in order to cast a state’s electoral votes for the successful challenge, which in light of the Democrats will not happen Majority in the house

Republican lawmakers claimed that Arizona electoral votes were not cast regularly and House Minority Whip Rep Steve Scalise (R-La) alleged the state acted illegally by bypassing its state legislature in setting voting rules, despite repeated dismissal of this legal argument by judges in post-election litigation

Courts have repeatedly issued GOP challenges to the Arizona election results, and there is no evidence of election fraud

The last time Congress debated the results of a state was in 2005 when House and Senate Democrats objected to President George W. Bush’s victory in Ohio was an effort that largely failed and was heavily criticized by Republicans

Both Houses of Congress ???? The Arizona vote debates were abruptly cut off on Wednesday afternoon when pro-Trump supporters appeared to be entering the United States Main building

Sen Josh Hawley (R-Mo) is set to challenge Pennsylvania’s electoral votes and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga) has said she will challenge Georgia

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) Strongly Against His Republicans Republicans ???? Challenge in a speech in the Senate on Wednesday The Constitution gives us a limited role here in Congress. We cannot simply declare ourselves as the steroids electoral board McConnell said the voters, the courts and the states have all spoken.

The Republicans ???? The Arizona election vote comes after a number of Trump-allied Republicans vowed to oppose the election results in Congress after Trump and the GOP’s post-election legal efforts largely failed, more than 100 are expected Republicans of the House vote to challenge states Results, and Cruz is one of 11 Republican senators who said they would object to battlefield states Electoral votes, unless there was a 10-day review of results

I’m a New York-based breaking news journalist for Forbes. Previously, I wrote politics and news for Vanity Fair and Mic, and I’m a theater critic as a

I’m a New York-based breaking news journalist for Forbes. Previously, I wrote politics and news for Vanity Fair and Mic, and as a theater critic, I’m a member of the New York Outer Critics Circle. Follow me on Twitter @ alisond64 or contact me at adurkee @ forbescom

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