Senator-Elect Marshall joins fight against the Electoral College certification
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Senator-Elect Roger Marshall has joined Ted Cruz’s fight against the Electoral College certification.
Senator-Elect Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) says he has joined Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), as well as Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) to issue a statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on Jan. 6.
According to the statement, the senators are advocating for an Electoral Commission that is made up of five Senators, five House Members and five Supreme Court Justices to consider and resolve disputes of widespread voter fraud. It also said the senators intend to reject the electors from disputes states as not certified, unless and until an emergency 10-day audit is executed.
“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise,” said the Senators. “But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue. A fair and credible audit-conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20-would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.
Sen.-Elect Marshall likened the certification of the Electoral College to his time as a physician in a Facebook post. He said before he sat down with patients, he carefully weighed the evidence to make sure all the facts were correct, but at the end of the day, he said his final recommendation was always a recommendation from his heart. He said he has looked at the facts of the election and is not confident it was conducted in a manner consistent with state and federal laws. He said for this reason he intends to object during the Electoral College certification process.
“A good physician always listens to the patient’s symptoms and concerns, the relevant facts, and then gives a diagnosis and treatment plan,” said Sen.-Elect Marshall. “This election was no different. We must hold accountable any state that disregarded the law and our Constitution. The bottom line is, transparency and integrity in the voting and counting process are vitally important, and the American people must have full confidence in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. I look forward to the debates next week.”
The Senators said they do not intend to take this action lightly and are not acting to foil the democratic process, but to protect it. They said everyone should act together to ensure the election was conducted to the letter of the law and to do everything possible to restore Americans’ faith in democracy.
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