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Koch network encourages Congress to certify election for Biden as some of the group’s allies challenge results

  • The political advocacy organization backed by the billionaire Charles Koch is encouraging Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
  • The move comes as several of the network's conservative beneficiaries in Congress plan to challenge the results.
  • In 2020, the group supported Republican David Perdue, the Georgia runoff candidate whose Senate term expired Sunday, and Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan., who are all against some form of congressional certification of Biden's win.

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In this February 26, 2007 file photograph, Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, talks passionately about his new book on Market Based Management.Bo Rader | Tribune News Service | Getty Images

The political advocacy organization backed by the billionaire Charles Koch is encouraging Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.

The move comes as several of the network's Republican beneficiaries in Congress plan to object to the results.

"Joe Biden is the president-elect, and we support the process and certification of his election," Lo Isidro, a spokesman for the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, said in a statement.

"Our top priority is building broad support around policies to end the pandemic and put Americans on a path to recover stronger while working against — and providing better alternatives to — destructive policies sold on empty promises that we know won't work," the statement said.

The statement comes as other business-friendly organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, pushed back against a group of GOP senators and House members who say they plan to object to the Electoral College results.

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