它的. 罗恩·约翰逊(Ron Johnson)挑战 2020 选举结果: ‘我们不能视而不见’

它的. 罗恩·约翰逊(Ron Johnson)挑战 2020 选举结果: ‘我们不能视而不见’

它的. 罗恩·约翰逊, R-Wis。, is one of several 共和党 参议员 who say they will not vote to certify the 2020 总统选举 results unless a ten-day audit is conducted in disputed states.

We simply cannot dismiss the concerns of tens of millions of Americans that have suspicionsabout the election results, Johnson told Sandra Smith 上 “美国新闻室” 在星期一.

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Johnson said election integrity should be a priority, both now and in future elections.

“马上, we have this issue in front of us, as to whether or not to certify electors for certain states that really did not follow the election rules laid down by their state legislators,” 约翰逊说. “What we’re saying is, let’s delay accepting a particular state’s electors until we actually investigate what the issues are in that particular state.

The group of senators, led by led by 它的. 泰德·克鲁斯, 德州, issued a joint statement Saturday calling for a commission to audit the results of the election.

A fair and credible audit—conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20—would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President,” 该声明部分解读. “We owe that to the People. We are acting not to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it.

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Congress is set to vote on whether to certify the Electoral College results on January 6. 它的. 乔什·霍利, R-Mo., 随着 several House members, have also said they would object to the certification.

与此同时, Senator Tom Cotton, R-方舟, does not believe Congress should be involved in the process of disputing the election results.

The funders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states – not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College – not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts – not Congress,” 他在声明中说.

Johnson responded to Cotton, arguing Congress should notturn a blind eyeto the concerns of the American people.

We want elections to be run by states and we respect states’ rights,” 约翰逊说. “But again we can’t turn a blind eye to the Electoral College, when some of these electors were chosen and certified over the objection of their own state legislatures.

I share the concern of my Republican colleagues that we don’t want Congress coming in here and overturning the election or disenfranchising voters. I understand that,” he added later. “But we also can’t dismiss these legitimate concerns.

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