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U.S. Senator Cruz leads likely futile Republican drive to object to Biden's win By Reuters

U.S. Senator Cruz leads likely futile Republican drive to object to Biden's win By Reuters
U.S. Senator Cruz leads likely futile Republican drive to object to Biden's win

Senator Ted Cruz on Saturday said he will spearhead a drive by nearly a dozen Republican senators to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Electoral College results are tallied in Congress on Jan.Biden beat Trump by a 306-232 margin in the Electoral College.Under the Electoral College system, "electoral votes" are allotted to states and the District of Columbia based on their congressional representation.Several Republicans senators have said they do not support any effort to derail the certification of the Electoral College vote.

senator from Texas, and the other 10 senators said they intend to vote to reject electors from states that have been at the center of President Donald Trump’s unproven assertions of election fraud.In Cruz's statement, the senators said they did not necessarily expect their gambit to succeed.

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