Republican senator from Wisconsin, Ron Johnson won’t rule out challenging the results of the electoral college vote in Congress next year.
“I would say it depends on what we found out. I need more information. 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,'” Johnson told reporters on Wednesday, according to The Hill.
This comes as Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said last week that he’s considering challenging the results of the electoral college vote. To force a deliberation on the matter, Brooks would need just one Senator to object as well.
On Tuesday, Brooks said he had spoken to 10 senators and was “cautiously optimistic” that at least 1 would join in his long shot effort to overturn the election.
According to the Congressional Research Service, Congress only managed to force a debate and a vote on an objection twice since 1887. The first time was in 1969, regarding an elector from North Carolina who switched their vote. The second time was in 2005 over Ohio’s electoral votes. The objections were rejected and Congress counted the electoral votes as cast in both cases. That is expected to happen here if Johnson and Brooks move forward with this ridiculous scheme. Top GOP senators do not expect this last ditch effort to have an impact on the outcome of the election.
Last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court tossed out an election lawsuit brought by attorneys for Donald Trump seeking to reverse the certification of the results. It was the latest in a string of defeats in the courts in Wisconsin for the Trump campaign whose lawyers have been alleging that there was widespread voter fraud in large predominantly black areas of the state without providing any evidence.