Georgia's electoral votes will be challenged next month when Congress convenes to count them, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) announced late Monday.
"I will lead an objection to Georgia's electors on Jan. 6. The courts refuse to hear the president's legal case. We're going to make sure the people can!" Hice wrote on Twitter.
The Epoch Times asked Hice for more information.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the group discussed how to "fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud."
According to an Epoch Times tally, Hice is the eighth person who will be in the House of Representatives when Congress convenes who has committed to challenging electoral votes.
Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is one of the eight. She told The Epoch Times that she doesn't believe Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won Georgia, citing allegations of fraud and surveillance footage from Atlanta's State Farm Arena.
"That's why I feel it's completely important, necessary, for this to be challenged in the House of Representatives," she said.
According to the tally, six senators or senators-elect have expressed openness to a challenge. Another 18 haven't ruled it out.
"We've identified these six U.S. senators who may be able to be convinced. We need one senator for legal reasons but the more we get on the record, the easier it'll be for Vice President Pence to be equally brave. This is crucial. Make phone calls," Ali Alexander, who started the movement, said in a tweet.
The group identified Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) as senators open to objecting.
President Trump also recently called on senators to object.
"We had a landslide victory, and then it was swindled away from the Republican Party—but we caught them. Do something!” Trump said, adding that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and GOP senators need to "get tougher."
McConnell and other Republican Senate leaders have dismissed the planned objections. They reportedly urged fellow caucus members not to join the challenges, arguing doing so would have negative effects.
If a challenge meets the requirements, both chambers of Congress withdraw from the joint session and debate on the objection. A majority vote in each chamber would uphold the objection. That possibility is considered unlikely by some experts, who point to a number of Republican senators who have said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won the election.
“It’s so far out of the realm of possibility. The chance of getting a senator to agree, a Republican senator to agree, is a difficulty. Then to get the Senate and the House to agree? At this point … this is not going to happen," Gary Gregg II, director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, told The Epoch Times.