2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS/ELECTORAL COLLEGE: “Josh Hawley became the first senator on Wednesday [Dec. 30, 2020] to take up President Trump’s demand that lawmakers challenge the results of the 2020 election, saying he would object to Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results on Jan. 6.

The move by Mr. Hawley, Republican of Missouri, is unlikely to alter the outcome of the election, but it will force Republicans to publicly affirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in a politically fraught test of loyalty to Mr. Trump.”

-Catie Edmondson and Michael Crowley, “Hawley Answers Trump’s Call for Election Challenge,” nytimes.com, Dec. 30, 2020