Wisconsin Republicans divided over election objection

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:41:08-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican congressional delegation is split over whether to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden, with at least two planning to object and one saying such a move would go down a “dangerous path.”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Tom Tiffany plan to object on Wednesday.

Gov. Tony Evers created a petition in hopes Se. Johnson would not delay Congress' certification.

Rep. Mike Gallagher says he won’t and has urged other Republicans to join him.

Wisconsin’s three other Republicans in Congress — Bryan Steil, Glenn Grothman and Scott Fitzgerald — have not said whether they will object and did not immediately respond to messages ahead of the vote. Biden defeated Trump in Wisconsin by nearly 21,000 votes.

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