Last Updated on January 4, 2021
Just like six Republican Senators who partnered with Democrats in declining to challenge contested elector slates to the Electoral College, seven GOP Congressmen and women have indicated they will not join over 140 of their peers in bringing relief to the American people amidst an election steeped in fraud.
In a letter penned by US Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), the group of US Representative attempt to find shelter in the storm stating, “The elections held in at least six battleground states raise profound questions, and it is a legal, constitutional, and moral imperative that they be answered.”
But the Representatives go on to erroneously state that no states have submitted conflicting slates of electors. In fact, Republican counterparts in each of the contested states – Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona – have dispatched alternate slates of electors to the Electoral College. Some state legislatures have even urged members of Congress to actively challenge their own state’s slates.
“Only the states have the authority to appoint electors, in accordance with state law,” Massie continues to write. “Congress has only a narrow role in the presidential election process. Its job is to count the electors submitted by the states, not to determine which electors the states should have sent.”
Stating that unless the Executive Branches of the states in question advance alternative slates of electors, Massie writes, “Congress will have no authority to influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.”
“Our job on January 6th is to determine whether these are the electors the states sent us, not whether these are the electors the states should have sent us.”
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) January 3, 2021
Joining Massie in his ceding of the election are Republican US Representatives Tom McClintock (CA), Chip Roy (TX), Ken Buck (CO), Kelly Armstrong (ND), Mike Gallagher (WI) and Nancy Mace (SC).
The US Constitution charges the joint session of Congress to lend their certification to the elector slates to the Electoral College before a nominee can be finally elected President of the United States.
In the event of a contested election – as has happened three times in the past, the joint session has the mandate to advance the election out of the Electoral College and into a vote of delegations in the US House of Representatives.
In the current Congress, a vote of delegations in the House would see a majority vote for President Trump, thus circumventing the vote fraud, ballot tampering, and tabulation irregularities that occurred in the states in question.
I direct contradiction to a statement made by one member of Congress, the joint session of Congress that certifies the votes is procedurally mandated by the US Constitution and is not “ceremonial” in nature. It is well within the Congress’ power to advance the election to the US House.