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 BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate 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 TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race 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 BarrAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Milley moved to limit Trump military strike abilities after Jan. 6, Woodward book claims: report Former US attorney enters race for governor in Pennsylvania 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 ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE said in an interview that aired Friday that “it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris MORE will prevail.”