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Jerry Carl plans to join Brooks in challenging presidential election results

Carl plans to join a small group of House Republicans in challenging the 2020 presidential election results.

Congressman-elect Jerry Carl, R-Alabama, said Wednesday that he will join onto the House challenge of the presidential election results from swing states won by President-elect Joe Biden.

“I have legitimate concerns about the integrity of our elections process, and there are serious questions my colleagues and I are seeking answers to,” Carl said on social media. “Americans deserve the right to participate in free and fair elections, but many voters feel they were robbed of this opportunity in states where verified fraud and irregularities occurred on November 3rd. If given the opportunity to challenge electors from these states, I will certainly do so. President Trump has had our backs, and now is the time for us to have his as he rightfully pursues challenges to election fraud.”

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, is leading a small group of House Republicans who plan to object to the results from Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“There are dozens in the House of Representatives who have reached that conclusion, as I have; we’re going to sponsor and co-sponsor objections to the Electoral College vote returns,” Brooks told Fox News on Monday.

Fox News is reporting that Carl and Brooks are being joined by another Alabama congressman-elect, Republican Barry Moore, as well as new Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Burgess Owens of Utah, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, Dr. Ronny Jackson of Texas, Bob Good of Virginia and Andrew Clyde of Georgia in supporting Brooks’ effort, for a total of at least 10 incoming reps, Fox News has confirmed. That does not include current members who have said they will also object, like Rep. Jody Hice, R-Georgia.

“I plan to object,” Clyde told Fox News. “It’s clear to me that there have been serious allegations made under oath of the mishandling of multiple states’ absentee ballots resulting in violations of Georgia and other states’ election laws.”

“These allegations deserve to be reviewed in accordance with the Constitution and the due process upon which our country was founded,” Clyde said. “The American people deserve to hear that evidence presented in Congress, and I plan to ensure that happens.”

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, blasted the effort to challenge the election results over the weekend.

Brooks told Fox News that Kinzinger either did not do his homework or is not willing to make tough decisions.

“It is sad to the extent that we’ve got Republicans who are unwilling to do their homework or unwilling to make tough decisions,” Brooks said. “If he would do his homework, he would understand that the evidence is overwhelming, and he can either surrender to the people who support voter fraud elections or he can fight for his country on this particular issue.”

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has already announced that he also intends to challenge the election results. With members from both Houses of Congress now challenging the results of the presidential election, the certification, normally a mere formality, will require both chambers to adjourn and debate the merits of the objection.

Carl is a small businessman and Mobile County Commissioner. Jerry Carl is the new Congressman representing Alabama’s First Congressional District. He defeated Democrat James Averhart in the Nov. 3 general election 211,825 votes (64.4 percent) to 116,949 (35.5 percent).

Brandon Moseley
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Brandon Moseley is a senior reporter with over nine years at Alabama Political Reporter. During that time he has written 8,297 articles for APR. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook. Brandon is a native of Moody, Alabama, a graduate of Auburn University, and a seventh generation Alabamian.

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