Last Updated on December 31, 2020
In an editorial written for The Blaze, radio host and Constitutional scholar Mark Levin made the case for why Congress must examine the credible accusations of widespread voter fraud.
As National File has reported extensively, Vice President Mike Pence and Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate have the ability to throw out the electoral votes from states with credible accusations of widespread voter fraud. Levin calls for Congress to uphold the Constitutional duty in this fashion.
“Win, lose, or draw, on January 6, the Republicans must not act as if ‘the people have spoken’ and be cowered into passivity or worse,” wrote Levin. “Too many Republicans have already buckled, including the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, Sen. John Thune, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger.”
While Levin stops short of mentioning the Vice President, there are two pending lawsuits against him, one by The Amistad Project and another by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and a collection of Republican electors, due to his perceived unwillingness to uphold the Constitution on January 6.
However, it would seem that Levin would include Pence by default, as during the January 6 joint session of Congress, Pence, in his role as President of the Senate, will be the presiding officer. National File has contacted Levin to clarify this point.
Levin then recaps the litany of credible fraud accusations in four of the battleground states, and notes that “key, if not core, aspects of state election laws were fundamentally altered in contravention of the explicit power granted to the state legislatures and, therefore, in violation of the federal Constitution.” He continues, “And this is before we even get to the issue of voter fraud.”
The Constitutional scholar then argues that, should Republicans allow this behavior to stand unchallenged, “The Democrats will view this as a sure sign that they are free to do more and even worse,” and “It will become extremely difficult for Republicans to win nationwide elections (something the ten or so GOP senators who wish to run for president should keep in mind).”
“Nonetheless,” Levin concludes, “It is not asking too much for the Republicans to uphold the United States Constitution — which they all took an oath to do — and to fight to preserve and protect the plain words set forth in Article II.” He adds, “And they must make it clear to the Democrats that we, the people, who believe in this Republic, will not roll over! Now, let’s see how many statesmen there are among Republican members of Congress.”
This comes as an advisor to President Trump’s campaign has echoed these sentiments, and noted that Pence has the unique ability to force Congress to uphold the Constitution by tossing electoral votes from contested states with widespread accusations of fraud on January 6.
This would result in a contingent election, where each state represented in the House of Representatives would cast one vote for the president, almost certainly resulting in a second term for President Trump.