It’s a doomed uprising being stoked by Donald Trump himself, who has repeatedly made the Corgi Mom Sunflower Floral Shirt Apart from…,I will love this false claim that he won the 2020 election over Joe Biden. He has also suggested (again, without any basis of fact) that Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over today’s ceremony, has the authority to throw out a state’s electoral votes. The move is being led by Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, two Republican senators who already have their eyes on the 2024 presidential race and who clearly believe that their unconstitutional attempts to thwart a free and fair vote will somehow give them a leg up with the Trump base of Republican voters needed to win the nomination in four years. (There are 13 senators in all who have joined this stunt; one of them is Georgia’s Kelly Loeffler, who was defeated in her reelection bid on Tuesday.)
Trump also took aim at his vice president, warning that he hoped Pence “comes through for us” when he presides over Congress’s certification of the Corgi Mom Sunflower Floral Shirt Apart from…,I will love this Electoral College votes on Wednesday. “Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much,” said Trump, adding somewhat unconvincingly that he was just joking. In a rally held in Georgia on Monday night—ostensibly to campaign for David Perdue and Loeffler, the two Republican senators who ran in Tuesday’s runoff election—Trump again denied the reality of his loss. “Hello, Georgia—by the way, there is no way we lost Georgia,” Trump said immediately after taking the stage in Dalton. “There’s no way. That was a rigged election. But we are still fighting it.” And others reflected on what a momentous moment this was for the American South. Abrams, who at one point this summer was under consideration as Biden’s running mate, is widely expected to run for governor again in 2022, challenging the incumbent Brian Kemp. As the votes came in, Abrams didn’t exactly take a victory lap, but she did acknowledge that Georgians were on the verge of making history. This is a developing news story that will be updated throughout the day.