Sen. Fischer to vote to uphold Electoral College results

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 16:58:44-05

WASHINGTON (KMTV) — Sen. Deb Fischer said in a statement on Tuesday that she "will uphold my oath and vote to affirm the decision of the Electoral College."

Congress is set to vote on affirming the decision of the Electoral College to award the election to Joe Biden on Wednesday.

"There are no do-overs; if a state’s results are not counted tomorrow, millions of voters across the country will be disenfranchised," Fischer said in her statement. "Such an extreme action should only be taken with proof of widespread malfeasance. No such proof has been presented. Therefore, it would not be proper for Congress, an inherently political body, to substitute its judgment for the will of the people or for that of states that certified their results."

Though Fischer said she will vote affirm to the decision of the Electoral College, she said more needs to be done to address election security.

"I also share the concern of many Nebraskans about potential voting irregularities," Fischer said in her statement. "Should there be investigations? Yes. Should states do more to secure their election procedures? Yes. We must have greater confidence that our elections are secure."

Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska's other senator, has spoken out against colleagues who plan to object to the certification of the Electoral College.

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