Green Blackburn

Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Brentwood and Rep. Mark Green have both signaled that they will challenge the certification of the election.

On Jan. 6, the United States Congress will meet to certify the Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election — Blackburn and Green join more more than 100 other Republican congressmen in challenging the results of the election.

Despite Attorney General William Barr declaring there to be no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the results of the election, both Blackburn and Green have cited potential election fraud as their reason for contesting the certification of the Electoral College results.

Along with Senator-elect Bill Hagerty, Blackburn joins 11 other senators in the effort spearheaded by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tx) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo).

"Since Nov. 3, hardworking men and women from across Tennessee have contacted us to justifiably express anger and concern that some states conducted the recent election in a manner that did not respect the rule of law and may have violated many of their state constitutions as well as Article II of the U.S. Constitution," Blackburn said in a statement on Saturday.

"Many are concerned about the sanctity of the one person one vote guarantee. Our founders understood that it is ultimately the people’s job to preserve the sanctity of these most fundamental American systems, and so they charged the people’s representatives in Congress with a specific role in the process. We plan to exercise that role fully in the new Congress.”

Green, who joins 139 other House Republicans in planning to challenge the Electoral College results, said in a statement that he had been 'sounding the alarm' on the potential for voter fraud for "nearly a year," pointing to the expansion of mail-in ballots as a primary concern.

As of Jan. 4, there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud due to mail-in ballots.

“Over the last two months, I’ve heard from countless constituents who have no confidence in the outcome of the presidential election in certain states, and who can blame them?" Green said in a statement.

"I tried to sound the alarms for nearly a year in House Homeland Security Committee and Oversight Committee hearings that the increase in mail-in balloting and last-minute changes to election laws could lead to confusion, fraud, and distrust. Sadly, those warnings were not heeded."

"While I do share serious concerns about Congress’ Constitutional role in our federalist system of government, if nothing was out of line, what reason do we have to oppose such a motion, so the entire nation can see the evidence presented clearly and make a determination on their own?"