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Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins will object to President-elect Biden's Electoral College win

Greg Hilburn
Lafayette Daily Advertiser
Rep. Clay Higgins

Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins said he will object to President-elect Joe Biden's win when Congress convenes to certify the Electoral College results Jan. 6, claiming evidence of voter fraud without citing any specific such incidents.

Higgins' objection will legally trigger debate, but won't change the outcome of Biden's win against Republican President Donald Trump, who along with his allies has filed scores of lawsuits disputing the results to no avail.

"I believe those actions of fraud and illegal election processes thwarted the true will of 'We, the People,' and flipped the presidential election to career politician Joe Biden," the Republican Acadiana Congressman Higgins said in a New Year's Eve statement.

It's not the first time Higgins has alleged voter fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Just after the election Higgins posted a video in which he said he had "inside data" that the election was compromised.

More:Two dozen GOP lawmakers from Louisiana back Trump's election fraud claims, asking congressmen to intervene

He reiterated his position in an interview with USA Today Network then without citing specifics.

"I do have inside information," Higgins, who had a career in law enforcement before winning his 3rd Congressional District seat, said then. "I’ve always had inside information. Because I’m Thin Blue Line. I receive constant boots on the ground commo (military abbreviation for communications) from actual cops across the country ...

"Think about it. On top of that, I’m on the (Homeland Security Committee and the Oversight and Reform Committee). I’m close with the Commander in Chief, and I’ve just been reelected for a third term. Further, I’m trusted by American patriots. They know I would never reveal them.

"Damn straight I have inside information. That’s not news. (The) news would be if I didn’t have inside information."

In his latest statement Higgins said he was "warned" of an effort to undermine the election before Election Day.

"Six weeks ago, I instructed my staff to begin preparing for my formal objection to electoral slates of several sovereign states," he said "While the mainstream media and establishment forces want to ignore election irregularities that began coming to light in the days following the election, 'We, the People,' will not stand idly by.

"For over a month now, I have been examining and researching the various allegations that have come forth, and I will take every legal and Constitutionally-available action to ensure a righteous outcome. That includes objecting to the electoral slates from disputed states."

In the U.S. Senate, Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley has said he will also file an objection, defying Republican Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Hawley is leveraging his objection for fundraising.

“As you can imagine, I am being pressured from the Washington and Wall Street establishment to ignore the will of the people and avoid raising this issue," he wrote in an email to supporters. "But I do not answer to any establishment, I answer to hardworking American people.”

Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Network of Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @GregHilburn1.