In a final effort to challenge the election results in the current U.S. presidential race, Republican lawmakers are working on a plan that would expose alleged fraud in the 2020 election in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
The proposal is to challenge the electors in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Nevada, when Congress meets for certification on Jan. 6 led by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).
According to an article published on Sunday, Dec. 13, by The New York Times, the initiative that needs the backing of at least one senator to generate debate has received support from Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Once it is introduced, each chamber will have two hours for debate and then cast a vote on whether to disqualify a state’s vote, with both chambers having to vote in favor of the initiative.
In an interview with the Times, Brooks stated, “We have a superior role under the Constitution than the Supreme Court does, than any federal court judge does, than any state court judge does (…) What we say, goes. That’s the final verdict.”
“My No. 1 goal is to fix a badly flawed American election system that too easily permits voter fraud and election theft,” Brooks added.
Earlier this month, Brooks announced the initiative, saying his motives for challenging the election results were based on the fact that the election process was “the worst election theft in the history of the United States.”
“If you only counted lawful votes cast by eligible American voters, Donald Trump won a majority of Electoral College votes and was re-elected president of the United States,” Brooks announced, according to The Washington Times.
Brooks said, “There are double-digit numbers of House members who say they will publicly support the effort to oppose the submission of Electoral College votes by states that have an electoral process so unreliable that it is not worthy of congressional approval.”
Brooks said that there are a good number of illegal votes in different places, assuring that the results of the voting are not normal.
He further noted that the problem even extends beyond the legal cases brought by the Trump campaign and that Congress was better prepared to investigate the allegations of election fraud.
“It is extremely difficult in a court of law to determine how many illegal votes were cast and who they were cast for. And that is one of the reasons why the FBI, the Justice Department, and the federal judiciary are wholly inadequate for handling this issue,” Brooks said, according to The Hill.
Similarly, he said the U.S. electoral system has “much broader, much bigger systemic flaws,” referring to the 1993 National Voter’s Rights Act.
According to Brooks, that law makes it illegal for “voter registrars to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote.”
“So that in and of itself opens the floodgates for illegal aliens and other noncitizens to register to vote,” he added.
Today, Monday, the Electoral College meets to formally cast their votes generally according to party lines and the results are sealed and sent to the vice president, currently Mike Pence. Then on Jan. 6, 2021, the elector votes are counted and an official winner is declared.