Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday urged GOP senators not to object to Congress’ formal certification of the Electoral College vote next month prior to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

An objection would force a “terrible vote” on Senate Republicans by putting them in a position of having to oppose President Donald Trump, McConnell said on a private conference call with his members, according to Politico.

Some allies of the president are hoping the last-ditch effort might reverse the election results, even as dozens of lawsuits from the Trump campaign have failed to prove allegations of voter fraud in court. On Monday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) called on fellow Republicans to join him in trying to bar what he called Biden’s “illegitimate” victory.

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