WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jack Bergman (R, MI-1) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R, MI-7) both have announced plans to formally object during the Electoral College certification process.
Rep. Bergman represents Alpena and Michigan’s first congressional district, and was one of the House Republicans to sign the Amicus Brief from Texas in December, challenging Michigan’s election results in the Supreme Court. In a joint statement released by both Bergman and Walberg, the two representatives expressed why they are objecting.
“while the easy answer is ignoring election irregularities – we will not stand idly by without taking every lawfully available option to ensure the outcomes of our elections can be trusted,” the statement read. “This includes objecting to the electoral votes from disputed states where there is evidence warranting an investigation.”
Congress is set to meet on Wednesday, Jan. 6 to certify the election results two weeks ahead of the inauguration date. Recently, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley announced that he had planned to object to the results of the election during this process, prompting other Senate and House Republicans to do the same.
Each state that is objected will then have the objection debated, and Congressional officials will decide whether or not to count the state in question’s electoral votes. Experts believe that, while Republicans in Congress plan to object to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and Wisconsin, Joe Biden will still be certified as President on Wednesday.