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Sen. Cruz to object to Arizona electors who certified Biden's win

Sen. Cruz to object to Arizona electors who certified Biden's win
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., plans to formally object to the certification of electors from Arizona during Wednesday's joint session of Congress, according to a person familiar with the matter, ensuring that the duly certified results from a third state will be challenged by a GOP senator.

Cruz to object to Arizona electors who certified Biden's win Sen.5, 2021, citing an anonymous source, Cruz plans to formally object to the certification of electors from Arizona during Wednesday's joint session of Congress., plans to formally object to the certification of electors from Arizona during Wednesday's joint session of Congress, according to a person familiar with the matter, ensuring that the duly certified results from a third state will be challenged by a GOP senator.President Donald Trump has falsely claimed widespread voter fraud rigged the election, but there has been no evidence to support his baseless allegations.

"My view is Congress should fulfill our responsibility under the Constitution to consider serious claims of voter fraud," Cruz told conservative host Mark Levin on Monday evening.Cruz added: "And that's why I assembled a coalition of 11 senators that we are going to vote to object to the electors - not to set aside the election, I don't think that would actually be the right thing to do - but rather to press for the appointment of an electoral commission that can hear the claims of voter fraud, hear the evidence and make a determination as to what the facts are and the extent to which the law was complied with.

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