Braun part of group challenging election outcome

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., departs after the Republican Conference held leadership elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Mike Braun is among 12 Republicans who said they will challenge the outcome of the presidential election next week by voting to reject electors from some states.

Congress meets Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden won. The 12 senators said they will vote against certain state electors unless Congress appoints an electoral commission to immediately conduct an audit of the election results.

They acknowledged they are unlikely to change the results of the election. President Donald Trump has attributed his defeat to widespread voter fraud, despite the consensus of nonpartisan election officials that there wasn’t any.