Senator Ted Cruz and many other Republicans are looking for a repeat of what led to the election of President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876. Several Republican senators are vowing to challenge electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election from several battleground states on Jan 6th the day the votes are formally counted at a joint session of Congress with the hopes of establishing a commission to determine who gets the votes. While yes, out of the ordinary, it would not be the first time for such a process, as it is what happened following the 1876 election, allowing Rutherford B. Hayes to become president.
Ted Cruz --- "We should follow that precedent," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and 10 other current and incoming senators said in a joint statement, referring to the race between Hayes and Samuel Tilden. "To wit, 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. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the commission's findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed."
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla ---" We've asked a very simple question: Can we put together an electoral commission, have five senators, five House members, five members of the Supreme Court?" Lankford explained. "This is exactly how it was set up in 1876 when there were three states that had all kinds of fraud issues. And so the election commission was set up at that time in 1876, just like this, to be able to study it, look at it, make recommendations. We think that's a good plan. Obviously, the
are millions and millions of Americans that think there are major issues with the election."
Ted Cruz --- "America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law.
"When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election. And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power.
"The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard-fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided. The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.
"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."
https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_re … mp;id=5541
What do you think, do we need to Congress to 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, as the Senators are asking for?
And once completed, should individual states evaluate the commission's findings and convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.?
Looks like we are in for a very turbulent start to the new year.
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