Opinion: States would benefit from Cruz's call for 'audit'

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

'I Voted' stickerThe push by Republican senators to investigate election fraud is a wise way to help state lawmakers investigate and uncover fraud, says a political operative.

With a joint session of Congress set to meet tomorrow, Jan. 6, to certify the presidential election, some GOP lawmakers are backing Sen. Ted Cruz and his demand for an “emergency 10-day audit” in contested states.

Sen. Cruz and at least ten of his colleagues say the November 3 election "featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and illegal conduct."

The announcement by Cruz is separate from Sen. Josh Hawley, who was the first GOP senator to question Election Day results across the country in states such as Pennsylvania.

Sen. Ted Cruz (2021)More than 100 GOP lawmakers in the House plan to object to the election results in battleground states including Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Fox News reported, but those lawmakers are concerned that too-few GOP senators will object to the certification in enough states to matter. 

Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action says a commission would present the findings of fraud and illegal voting to state legislatures.

“And then ask the states to provide a remedy for the fraud and illegal votes in their respective states,” he tells One News Now.

Chambers

Chambers acknowledges there is a difference of opinion among Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who opposes his colleagues fighting the electoral certification.

The Daily Wire reported in a Jan. 4 story that Sen. Mike Lee, a staunch and vocal ally of President Trump, is telling his GOP colleagues the Senate lacks the authority to question state electors. That view from Sen. Lee mirrors the view of Sen. Tom Cotton, who has warned his colleagues over overstepping their constitutional duties, The Daily More pointed out. 

“Some say the boat has already sailed from the powers of the state legislature to do anything because they've already cast their electoral vote,” Chambers observes. “There are others that say, no, there is still some power for the state legislatures to convene and to pass a resolution to withdraw all of their electoral votes.”


Editor's Note: AFA Action is a division of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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