Sen. Ted Cruz set to mount election audit effort

Sen. Ted Cruz set to mount election audit effort


Sen. Ted Cruz will lead a group of Republican senators to challenge the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in Arizona.

The Texas Republican plans to use the objection to force debate on establishing an audit of possible voter fraud in a handful of states and is not seeking to actually invalidate Biden’s win in Arizona, a person familiar with his thinking told The Post.

A joint session of Congress convenes Wednesday at 1 p.m. to accept Biden’s 306-232 win in the Electoral College — but debate is expected to drag deep into the night.

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Each objection to a state’s electors must have a senator and House member on board in order to trigger debate. The House and Senate then meet separately for debates of up to two hours followed by votes.

President Trump’s allies are expected to challenge the results in at least three states, also including Georgia and Pennsylvania, though the objections each will fail

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