Election objectors are among the GOP’s highest fundraisers ahead of Jan. 6 anniversary • OpenSecrets

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On Jan. 6, 2021, 147 Republican members of Congress voted to object to the Electoral College vote count that certified President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Republican objectors cited baseless claims of fraudulent vote counts, rigged voting machines and former President Donald Trump’s allegations of voter fraud as the reasons they voted to object to Biden’s win. No allegations of fraud have been proven, and Biden won the 2020 election with 306 Electoral College votes. 

While Congress was in session on Jan. 6, a group of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol. The violent protest resulted in the death of five people, and the House later impeached Trump for inciting the violence. In February 2021, the Senate acquitted Trump of the impeachment charge. 

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