Rep. Brooks Vows to Continue Fighting After Electoral Votes Cast

December 16, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on Tuesday that he’d continue fighting for election integrity, after electors gave Joe Biden 306 electoral votes and Donald Trump 232 electoral votes on Monday, while alternate slates of electors were cast for Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wisconsin.

The alternate slates of electors put 84 electoral college votes into question.

“A republic is nothing without honest & accurate elections. Heroic patriots fought & died to give America a republic.” Brooks wrote on Twitter later Tuesday.

On Monday, Brooks told Fox Business that challenging Electoral College Votes is “not unusual.” He pointed out that efforts to challenge the Electoral College vote occurred as recently as 2017.

“The law is very clear, the House of Representatives in combination with the United States Senate has the lawful authority to accept or reject Electoral College submissions from states with such flawed election systems that they are not worthy of our trust,” Brooks told Lou Dobbs of Fox Business.

Brooks needs at least one senator’s support to trigger the process, which will allow a two-hour debate before deciding whether to accept the Electoral College Votes.

No senator has declared to join with Brooks’ objection yet. Two other Republican Representatives are planning to file objections with Brooks, and they are Rep.-elect Barry Moore from Alabama and Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene from Georgia.

“If a senator joins in the fight for our republic, then we would object on a state-by-state basis as that state’s name is called,” Brooks told Bloomberg.

“If you surrender, there is zero chance of success,” Brooks said in the interview. “Fighting yields a better chance than surrender, so I fight.”

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.