The congressional representative for northern New York plans to join House members challenging the Electoral College results.
Republican Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district, a staunch ally of President Trump, released a statement Monday confirming that she will “object to certain contested electors on January 6th.” Reelected to a third term in November, Stefanik says she is not taking the decision lightly: “I am acting to protect our democratic process. Article II and the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution make clear that I have an obligation to act on this matter if I believe there are serious questions with respect to the Presidential election. I believe those questions exist.”
Congress will meet in joint session Wednesday to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.