The three moderate Republicans in the US Senate that typically frustrate conservative measures are being joined by a few others to surrender the White House to Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden on January 6, 2021.
As at least a dozen Republican Senators prepare to challenge the slates of electors to the Electoral College from states with contested election results, four Republican Senators joined five Democrats and one Independent Wednesday to declare they will not support any contest of the electors in question.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Bill Cassidy (LA), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Mitt Romney (UT) and Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (WV), Mark Warner (VA), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Maggie Hassan (NH), Dick Durbin (IL) and Independent Sen. Angus King (ME) said in a joint statement that the “election is over.”
“At this point, further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people and only serve to undermine Americans’ confidence in the already determined election results,” they said.
“The voters have spoken, and Congress must now fulfill its responsibility to certify the election results…It is time to move forward,” they added.
Well, one of the leading unprincipled fools in the Senate burps up his displeasure at defending our electoral system and Constitution. Non-President Romney.https://t.co/xGKzw7NSOy
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 2, 2021
The joint statement was issued one day after 11 GOP Senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), said they would support challenges to the slates of electors to the Electoral College from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona on Wednesday when Congress meets in a joint session to formally certify the vote if an emergency audit is performed by an independent committee addressing vote fraud, ballot tampering, and tabulation irregularity claims.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), already announced he would be objecting to the disputed elector slates bringing the number of Senators supporting the challenge of electors to 12.
“We have an obligation to protect the integrity of the democratic system.”
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) January 4, 2021
President Trump’s legal team has been denied due process to bring evidence of vote fraud, ballot tampering, and vote tabulation irregularities before courts at every level, each time being denied a hearing on the evidence due to the contrived excuse of standing.
Joining the four surrendering GOP Senators are Senators Roger Wicker (MS), and Richard Shelby (AL), the latter who said, “It’s time to move on.”
Should the 12 Senators and over 140 Congressmen and women be successful in their challenges to the elector slates, the election would be decided by a vote of delegations in the US House of Representatives. In that scenario President Trump would win the election.
According to an overwhelming number of constitutional scholars, moving the election to a vote of delegations in the US House of Representatives was a safeguard the Framers included in the event of a disputed Electoral College vote, which is the case today.