In a statement released by Vice President Pence Chief of Staff Marc Short, he announced his support of House and Senate members to block certification of the electoral vote on January 6. The effort argues the need for a 10-day window to investigate voter irregularities prior to the January 20 inauguration.
The statement notes, “The Vice President welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on January 6th.” Vice President Pence is currently scheduled to oversee a joint session of Congress this week for the traditional confirmation of the electoral vote.
However, the group of 11 GOP Senators and Senators-elect led by Ted Cruz (TX) seeks to further investigate voter irregularities. Their letter notes, “Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes.”
In addition, the statement demands, “Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states.” Otherwise, these 11 Senators “intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.”
Currently, the other Republican Senators involved in the statement include Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Mike Braun of Indiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, John Kennedy of Louisiana and James Lankford of Oklahoma. The four Senators-elect include Bill Haggerty of Tennessee, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.
In addition, over 100 House members plan to reject certifying the electoral vote on January 6. Though the House is led by Democrats, the rejection will force further discussion of the electoral results. Republican supporters hope their efforts will at least delay certification as further evidence is gathered to dispute Biden’s controversial wins in key states.
For example, Georgia continues to face mounting disputes of voting irregularities, particularly in Fulton County. A team of data scientists recently showed a Georgia Senate Judiciary Subcommittee they found 17,650 votes changed from President Trump to Joe Biden. The team’s leader, Lynda McLaughlin, noted, “The voting will of the people of Georgia is not reflected in what was certified by the secretary of state.”
In addition, President Trump’s confidential phone call last weekend with the Georgia Secretary of State that was leaked to the Washington Post added a further argument. Referring to the Fulton County SuitcaseGate video, President Trump alleged this single incident included 18,000 votes for Biden. With a current lead of only 12,000 votes, any proven voter fraud could turn the state’s electoral votes to Trump.
Beyond Georgia, widespread voting irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, as well as Arizona and Nevada, have revealed massive fraud. According to lawyer Sidney Powell, the Dominion Software voting system involved in changing votes to Joe Biden, was used in 30 states.
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