BOISE, Idaho (AP) - One of Idaho's four congressmen says he will object to the Electoral College count from some swing states, siding with President Donald Trump and some other GOP lawmakers in an eleventh-hour attempt to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's election win.
U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher, a Republican who represents western and northern Idaho, released a video Monday repeatingclaims that some states including Pennsylvania and Michigan, "bypassed state legislatures" and redefined election parameters by adjusting voting timelines or changing the way they mailed ballots. Various courts have already rejected previous attempts to overturn the election results using the same claims.
"These actions warrant that Congress exercise its constitutional responsibility to question election results for any state in violation of their own election laws," Fulcher said.
Idaho's three other congressional delegates - Rep. Mike Simpson and Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo - have not publicly said if they plan to object during Wednesday's joint session of Congress to confirm the Electoral College vote.
The attempt to overturn Biden's 306-232 election win is unlike anything ever attempted in modern times, and it is likely to fail. Prominent members of the Republican party have been split over whether to join in Trump's attempt, with dozens joining the effort to overturn the election led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been trying to keep his party out of the battle.