Statement on Electoral College Certification
Washington, D.C., December 31, 2020 | Austin Livingston (803-833-0030)
Tags: Election Integrity
U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman issued the following statement on Thursday, December 31, 2020:
On January 6th, the U.S. House and U.S. Senate will meet in joint session to accept the results of the Electoral College. My office has received a lot of calls asking about my position on this. My position is clear:
Because we don’t have a thorough accounting of all the various reports of voting irregularities, as well as transparent evidence that the election in several key states was fair overall – and remedied where it wasn’t fair – I will be joining other colleagues from the House of Representatives to formally challenge the Electoral College results from those states.
At the end of the day, I believe Congress has a responsibility to ensure that our federal elections are fair and transparent.
Individual states, which are empowered by our Constitution to run their own elections, need to ensure that state and federal laws were followed when making their election policies, that every lawful vote is counted, unlawful votes are discarded, and legitimate reports of irregularities are thoroughly investigated and resolved.
Because there remain valid questions as to whether several states have actually met this threshold for certification, Congress has a right and (I would argue) a responsibility to examine and debate the results.