Last Updated on December 21, 2020
Representative-Elect Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has declared that he will contest the electoral college results of the 2020 election during the congressional certification of the results on January 6.
Cawthorn made the announcement at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he was delivering a keynote speech.
“In a lot of these liberal swing states, which have liberal Governors and liberal Secretaries of State, you can see they have broken the law and gone against our Constitution in this election,” Madison Cawthorn stated in his speech.
“And because of that, on January 6 – the people of western North Carolina sent me to do a job – I will be contesting the election!”
Cawthorn joins other incoming members of Congress such as Rep.-elect Barry Moore (R-AL) and Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) in joining the effort, which was pioneered by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). Since then, numerous rising stars within the party have signed on, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL).
Brooks’ letter posits that mass fraud has rendered the results of the 2020 election to be illegitimate, and thus Congress is obliged not to certify the illegitimate election.
“I’m doing this because in my judgment this is the worst election theft in the history of the United States,” Brooks told The Hill in a recent interview. “And if there was a way to determine the Electoral College outcome using only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens, then Donald Trump won the Electoral College.”
Brooks also explained that this unprecedented step became necessary after it became impossible for courts to “determine how many illegal votes were cast and who they were cast for”, as the 1993 National Voters Rights Act had opened “the floodgates for illegal aliens and other noncitizens to register to vote”. He noted that there was a much stronger constitutional argument for Congress to take the reins of settling the contested election than for the courts to get involved.