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is Hawley's stunt a ploy to grab the Trump audience for his 2024 POTUS run
Over sixty failed law suits and 50 certifications later, and aside from the stunt-quality, Josh Hawley steps ahead of Tom Cotton in a move to take hold of the Trump base. All he needs is a bit of QAnon numerology. The reality is that it is definitely a stunt for re-election in 2022.
Therefore Hawley's gonna bust through Tuberville like a Vanderbilt linebacker in front of an ESPN camera, so maybe he can get a nice and supportive tweet from Donald Trump, who will still not be president after noon on January 20. Which is fine with Hawley, because again, this is not about Trump, but about Hawley's XXX 2024 fantasies.
— Charles #GetCovered-ba (@charles_gaba) December 30, 2020
The Justice Department and election officials nationwide have found no evidence of widespread voter fraud or ballot-counting irregularities, despite Trump’s baseless claims to the contrary.Under federal law, if one House member and one senator jointly object to the returns from any state, then the certification process pauses while each chamber separately debates the objection. Each body then votes whether to accept or reject the electoral votes in question.The objections from Hawley and Brooks are largely symbolic, as they’re likely to be voted down in the Senate and the House, respectively. Nonetheless, it’s a move that is sure to curry favor with Trump and his supporters.Trump has publicly dragged Republican leaders in the Senate for not doing enough to support his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Though every state has certified its election results and members of the Electoral College have formally cast their votes, cementing Biden’s win, Trump has refused to concede the election.
— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) December 30, 2020