WASHINGTON (WTVA) — One local congressman said he plans on Wednesday to challenge the outcome of the presidential election.
“Some elected officials decided to change laws in their states,” U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) explained in a video posted to his Twitter account Tuesday. “However, the U.S. Constitution plainly states that the state legislatures are to set the laws regarding the selection of electors from their states. Therefore, these changes would be unconstitutional.”
Aderholt, who represents Lamar, Marion and Franklin counties, won’t be alone in challenging electors in some battleground states.
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) plan to object as well.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) plan to vote to certify the results.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and the area's remaining representatives, U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) and U.S. Rep. Michael Guest, have not said how they will approach what is normally for Congress a formality.
Even with the objections, Congress will certify Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the presidential election.