Four Republican senators have called on Congress to approve Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election.
“Voters have spoken, and Congress must fulfill its responsibility and approve the vote,” reads a statement signed by Republicans Susan Collins, Lisa Mercausky, Bill Cassidy, and Mitt Romney. A number of Democratic senators also signed the petition.
U.S. President Donald Trump does not concede defeat in the presidential election. According to the official results of the electoral vote, Biden won 306 votes from the states, and Trump won 232. Congress must approve the results on Jan. 6. Biden’s inauguration is scheduled for Jan. 20. Eleven Republican senators said they would challenge Biden’s victory, and objections are expected in the House of Representatives.