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Braun Won't Say Whether He'll Vote To Certify 2020 Presidential Election Results

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U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) won’t say whether he’ll vote to certify the electoral college results of the 2020 presidential election when Congress meets next week.

That comes after Braun’s colleague Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced Wednesday he’ll object to those results, to force a roll call vote.

Braun said he hasn’t decided how he’ll cast his vote.

“I think what I’m going to do is look at the merits of what he’s got underlying his objection," Braun said. "And I think there will be many of us that look at that.”

Braun said allegations of voter fraud shouldn’t be “reflexively dismissed” and that doing so will lead “half the country” to not accept election results.

But allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election have been thoroughly investigated by multiple levels of government the last two months. Dozens of state and federal courts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr have all said there is no evidence of widespread fraud.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.