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Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results

Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump extended Secret Service protection for family members in final days in office: report MyPillow CEO says activists pressuring stores to drop product are trying to 'cancel me' Pardon talk intensifies as Trump approaches final 24 hours in office MORE warned Tuesday that he will boost primary challengers for every Republican lawmaker who does not object to the Electoral College results Wednesday.

“I will personally work to defeat every single Republican Senator / Congressman who doesn’t stand up against this fraud - they will be primaried in their next election and they will lose,” Trump tweeted.

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The threat underscores the divide that has torn through the GOP over Wednesday’s joint session of Congress, during which both chambers are expected to certify the Electoral College’s 306-232 margin for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE.

Bipartisan majorities in the House and the Senate have said they will certify the results, but as many as 140 House Republicans and at least 13 Senate Republicans have said they will object to the results in Arizona, Georgia or Pennsylvania.

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE has also called on Republicans to primary some Republicans who have come out against the objections.

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The president has specifically focused his ire on Senate Majority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Senate chaos threatens to slow Biden's agenda NRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers MORE (R-S.D.), calling on South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemSD governor to challenge amendment legalizing recreational marijuana Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results Trump again calls for Noem to primary Thune despite her refusal MORE (R) to challenge him in 2022 when his term is up.

“I hope to see the great Governor of South Dakota @KristiNoem, run against RINO @SenJohnThune, in the upcoming 2022 Primary. She would do a fantastic job in the U.S. Senate, but if not Kristi, others are already lining up. South Dakota wants strong leadership, NOW!” he tweeted, referring to Thune as a Republican in name only.