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This past weekend was a big one for Republicans.

Here in Massachusetts, party members re-elected Jim Lyons as state party chair, in a 39-36 vote over his challenger, State Representative Shawn Dooley of Norfolk. Lyons, an ardent Trump supporter, has frequently clashed with GOP governor Charlie Baker.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, at least 10 Republican US Senators announced they will object to certifying the electoral college results this Wednesday. Also, the Republican Secretary of State of Georgia released the audio of an hour-long call with President Trump and some of his lawyers in which Trump repeatedly asked Secretary Brad Raffensperger to "find" exactly enough votes to declare him the winner there.

We take listener calls with Judge Nancy Gertner, retired federal judge, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and WBUR's Legal Analyst. We also hear from WBUR senior political reporter Anthony Brooks and Amy Carnevale, an elected member of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee.

This segment aired on January 4, 2021.

Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.

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Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.

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Anthony Brooks Twitter Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.

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Nancy Gertner Cognoscenti contributor
Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, and retired in September of 2011 to join the faculty of Harvard Law School. Her autobiography, "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate," was published in 2011.

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