Survey of congressional Republicans finds little acknowledgement of Biden's win: report

A survey conducted by The Washington Post found that only 25 congressional Republicans acknowledge President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE’s win in the 2020 election, amounting to about 1 in 10 GOP lawmakers.

The Post reached out to all 249 GOP members of Congress and asked three questions: Who won the election, do you support President TrumpDonald TrumpRomney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE’s efforts to claim victory and will you accept Biden as the “legitimately elected president” if he wins a majority in the Electoral College?


Eleven of the 52 Senate Republicans said Biden won, the Post found, while 14 House Republicans said the same.

Two Republicans considered Trump the winner as of Friday, the survey found.

In addition, nine lawmakers said they opposed Trump’s continuing efforts to claim victory, while eight supported those efforts. Thirty Republicans said they would accept Biden as the legitimate winner if he won a majority of the Electoral College.


More than 70 percent did not answer the Post’s questions as of Friday evening.

The survey comes as Trump refuses to concede election defeat and continues to promote claims, without evidence, of rampant voter fraud. His most recent attempt to cast doubt on the election results was in a 46-minute prerecorded speech posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

The president’s reelection campaign has mounted legal challenges in a handful of battleground states where Biden prevailed seeking to challenge or overturn the results of the election, most of which have been unsuccessful.

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrDominion: Ex-Michigan state senator 'sowing discord in our democracy' with election fraud claims Hunter Biden says he doesn't know if Delaware laptop was his Gaetz showed lawmakers nude photos of women he claimed to have slept with: report MORE said in an interview with the The Associated Press that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” which drew the ire of the president.

And former White House adviser Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Pence sets the stage for 2024 Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet MORE said in an interview that aired Friday that “it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisPelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report How Kamala Harris can find the solution for the migration crisis White House unveils official portraits of Biden and Harris MORE will prevail.”