Congressman Lamborn Will Object to Electoral College Certification
Washington, D.C. – On January 6, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate will convene in a joint session to certify, count, and declare the official results of the election. The United States Constitution provides Congress with the responsibility to certify or reject electors after each Presidential election. Historically, there is precedent for Congress to reject electors. In 2005, Senator Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Jones (D-OH) contested the 2004 Bush Election. Most recently, Representative Raskin (D-MD) and other House Democrats objected to President Trump’s 2016 election victory. In fact, within the last 20 years, Democrats have objected to or tried to object to every Republican president.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some state election officials and state courts bypassed the constitutionally-vested authority of their state legislatures to make fundamental changes to election law. These last-minute changes have led to confusion and distrust in the American election system amongst tens of millions of Americans.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
“A free and fair election system is one of the fundamental building blocks of our republic. As a Member of Congress, I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. The serious irregularities and improprieties marring the 2020 general election threaten America’s confidence in our electoral system. My constituents deserve to know that the 2020 election was free of fraud, which is why on January 6th, I will object to certifying the Electoral College votes of Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Michigan. Congress must closely and thoroughly examine the allegations of voter fraud and take appropriate steps to restore trust in the election process.”
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