Dozens of GOP representatives have urged the president to request a special counsel to examine several election irregularities.
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) and 26 fellow House Republicans want President Trump to order the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appoint a special counsel to investigate “legitimate questions” about the outcome of the November election.
If the Oval Office agrees, the president will instruct Attorney General William Barr to appoint the special counsel to begin a thorough investigation into the presidential election.
“Following widespread support from my House Republican colleagues, I am again requesting that you direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election,” the group said in a statement. “The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered.”
President Trump has expressed concerns through the justice system about evidence of several election irregularities that transpired in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and other jurisdictions.
These complaints are based on individual time-stamped entries that clearly show the president had a comfortable lead against Joe Biden until early on the morning after Election Day.
“Trump was leading above 51 percent all night and then lost the lead [in Wisconsin] with the data dump,” one voting tally chart showed in a screenshot shared on Twitter. “Data dump giving Biden 143,379 votes at 3:42 a.m.”
A second individual time-stamped entry set shows the president had between a 51 and 53 percent lead over Biden in Michigan until the morning after, on Nov. 4.
“At 6:31 a.m., a vote dump of 149,772 votes came in. Biden received 134,886 votes,” the voting tally chart said in a screenshot shared on Twitter. “That is 96% of the batch.”
Gooden and fellow House Republicans are tired of repeatedly asking the DOJ to investigate the matter properly. They believe Barr’s recent statement that the department had not yet seen conclusive evidence that the Democratic Party unlawfully won the presidency is unbelievable.
“Inaction from the department along with public comments made by the attorney general indicate a lack of willingness to investigate the irregularities your campaign and other elected officials across the nation have alleged,” the statement said.
They asked the president to make an executive decision, so questions about the voting system’s integrity can finally be answered.
“The appointment of a special counsel would establish a team of investigators whose sole responsibility is to uncover the truth and provide the certainty America needs,” the statement said. “We urge you to take swift and decisive action and direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a special counsel to restore the American people’s faith in our elections.”
The letter was cosigned by representatives:
- Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)
- Rick Allen (R-Ga.)
- Brian Babin (R-Texas)
- Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)
- Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
- Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
- Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
- Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
- Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
- Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
- Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
- Lance Gooden (R-Texas)
- Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.)
- Andy Harris (R-Md.)
- Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
- Steve King (R-Iowa)
- Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)
- Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.)
- Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.)
- Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
- Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
- David Rouzer (R-N.C.)
- John Rutherford (R-Fla.)
- Adrian Smith (R-Neb.)
- William Greg Steube (R-Fla.)
- Randy Weber (R-Texas)
- Ron Wright (R-Texas)