New Illinois GOP rep to object to presidential electors


OAKLAND — Mary Miller (R-Oakland), the newly sworn-in U.S. representative for much of southern Illinois, has said she will side with Trump on objecting to the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

In a press release posted on her campaign’s Facebook page, Miller said she would object to the Electoral College results when Congress confirms the election.

“I am fighting for the people of my district and with President Trump to ensure the integrity of our elections,” Miller said in the release. “I promised to stand with President Trump, and I will keep that promise. It is my responsibility to the great people of Illinois to object to the Electoral College Certification.”

Miller was endorsed for the seat by Trump. Her district, the 15th, had been represented by John Shimkus, who did not run for re-election in 2020.

The Southern Illinoisan reported that the other two representatives for the southern end of the state, Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), had not responded when their offices were asked if they would also object.

More than 100 Republican representatives are planning to object to the electoral votes of 2020 election, despite all states certifying their electoral votes and the move having no chance of changing the election result.



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