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U.S. Congress braces for marathon protest by Republicans over Trump's election defeat By Reuters

U.S. Congress braces for marathon protest by Republicans over Trump's election defeat By Reuters
U.S. Congress braces for marathon protest by Republicans over Trump's election defeat

3 election by more than 7 million popular votes and a 306-232 margin in the Electoral College, Trump -- without evidence -- continues to claim his victory was the result of widespread fraud.Nevertheless, Senator Ted Cruz is expected to lead at least 11 other Republican senators, alongside dozens of Republicans in the House of Representatives, in objecting to Electoral College results being formally approved by both chambers on Wednesday.The Electoral College results will be presented alphabetically, starting with Alabama.A group of seven House Republicans on Sunday pointed out that challenging the Electoral College system for U.

"They have therefore depended on the Electoral College for nearly all presidential victories in the last generation.If the challenges are ultimately defeated, as anticipated, Vice President Mike Pence, acting in his role as president of the Senate, is expected to proclaim Biden and Senator Kamala Harris the next president and vice president.

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