Sen. Fischer says she will vote to affirm Electoral College decision

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Deb Fischer AP(Associated Press)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 4:02 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer released a statement on Tuesday saying she will vote to “affirm the decision of the Electoral College” when congress convenes to confirm the results of the 2020 General Election on Wednesday.

Congress will gather for a joint session on Wednesday afternoon to affirm the Electoral College decision in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden. President Donald Trump has urged Congress to overturn the results of the election, although it would take a majority vote by both chambers to reject any state’s vote.

“As a United States Senator, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. I will uphold my oath and vote to affirm the decision of the Electoral College,” said Senator Fischer.

In the statement, Fischer said that although she supported President Trump in both elections, his legal team “failed to make the case in court to any judge, including some appointed by President Trump, or to criminal investigators, that widespread voter fraud existed sufficient to overturn election results in any state.”

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has previously stated he will be voting to affirm the decision.

Some lawmakers, including Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith, said they will challenge the results of the Electoral College.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and Congressman Don Bacon have not publicly stated what decision they will make on Wednesday afternoon, though both have congratulated President-Elect Biden on his election victory.

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