Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz, along with many other Republican senators, are rallying up to oppose the Electoral College’s votes in disputed states in the 2020 presidential election.

The House and Senate will be meeting on Jan. 6 to confirm the 2020 election results, officially naming Joe Biden the next president of the United States ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration.

The senators have requested that an Electoral Commission is created so an audit of the disputed state’s votes can take place and the votes re-evaluated.

Each state will announce its Electoral College counts and to which nominee it gave it. Then, the senators and representatives are able to object to any of these countings/votes, but at minimum, one representative and one senator must object in order for members of both the House and Senate to challenge the objection, according to Axios.

The voting whether to challenge the objection/claim can take up to two hours for each state that’s in question.

"Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed," the senators said in a joint statement.

They’re claiming voter fraud and illegal conduct, according to Fox News.

Those that plan on objecting the results include Ron Johnson (Wis.), James Lankford (Okla.), Steve Daines (Mont.), John Kennedy (La.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.), Roger Marshall (Kan.) Bill Hagerty (Tenn.) and Tommy Tuberville (Ala.).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s also a Republican, will not be participating in the objections.

In the end, a state’s Electoral College votes can only be thrown out if both the House and the Senate agree on it. In this case, the House has a Democratic majority, which would lead to an unlikely overrule of voter fraud.

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Senator Ted Cruz is pictured in June 2020. POOL / Tom Williams