US Senate quickly rejects challenge to Pennsylvania electors

The US Senate kills Republican objections to Pennsylvania’s electoral vote for President-elect Joe Biden.

Senators vote 92-7 to derail the GOP attempt to overturn Pennsylvania’s support for the Democrat.

It’s the second state for which a group of Republicans tried and failed to reverse the will of voters. Some GOP lawmakers have backed President Donald Trump’s bogus claims that the election was fraudulent.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he believes no other states’ votes will be challenged. That means Congress’ formal certification of Biden’s victory could finish quickly once the House votes on the Pennsylvania challenge.

The Senate rejects the effort to cancel Pennsylvania’s votes without any debate.

Those objecting to Pennsylvania’s votes included 80 House Republicans and Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, who is considered a potential 2024 presidential contender.