Rep. Stauber's office did not respond to Washington Post survey asking about Biden's win

The Post published reports on the findings of the survey on Saturday.

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U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber addresses the crowd at the Mike Pence rally in Hibbing on Monday, Oct. 26. (2020 file / News Tribune)

U.S. House Rep. Pete Stauber did not acknowledge questions about President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump in a Washington Post survey to all 249 Republican members of Congress.

Just 27 of the Republicans acknowledged Biden's win, the Post survey found, and 220 Republican members of Congress did not say who won the election despite Biden's 306 electoral college votes to Trump's 232. Two considered Trump the winner. The newspaper published its findings on Saturday, Dec. 5.

On Wednesday, Trump released a 46-minute video in which he called the election "rigged," and wrongfully claimed that he won the election. The following day Post reporters began asking the Republican lawmakers three questions โ€” "Who won the election," "Do you support or oppose Trump's efforts to claim victory" and "If Joe Biden wins a majority in the electoral college, will you accept him as the legitimately elected president of the United States?"

Stauber's office did not respond to the Post's request, and neither did Minnesota's two other Republican representatives: Reps. Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn.

In an interview with the News Tribune on Nov. 5 Stauber said, "Iโ€™m going to support the outcome of this election" in response to questions about Trump's Tweets calling to "stop the vote."


Stauber, Minnesota's eighth district representative, has remained publicly quiet on his Twitter accounts regarding Biden's presidential victory.

While it's been known for weeks that Biden won the election, the Associated Press reported on Thursday that more than 270 electors had pledged to vote for Biden, securing the majority of Electoral College votes Biden needs to finalize the election. Electoral College members will formally cast their votes on Dec. 14 to officially finalize the election.

Biden leads the popular vote by more than 7 million votes.

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