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Rep. Jim Jordan to Challenge Electoral Votes: ‘We Have a Duty to Step Forward’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he will challenge the electoral votes on Jan. 6 because Democrats weaponized mail-in ballot initiatives in key states to create “confusion” and “chaos.”

“The ultimate arbiter here, the ultimate check and balance is the United States Congress and when something is done in an unconstitutional fashion, which happened in several of these states, we have a duty to step forward and have this debate and have this vote on the 6th of January,” Jordan said Sunday in an interview with Fox Business, explaining why he is joining a challenge led by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

It came as about a dozen senators led by Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have pledged they would join the House GOP challenge, which requires a senator and representative to carry out.

Jordan, who is the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, said that Republican House members were aware of plans to delay vote-counting and expand mail-in ballots.

“The Oversight Committee and Republicans on the Judiciary Committee put out this report and we said Democrats were going to do that,” he said. “We called this last summer and said on election night President [Donald] Trump is going to be winning but [Democrats] want the chaos and confusion created around mail-in voting.” Read more…

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