Every American should be appalled and ashamed of the 2020 election. Regardless of our opinions of the presidential candidates, we must recognize the suspicions of an election fraught with bogus vote counting, disregard for law and policy, unqualified voters, questionable voting machines, and unprecedented election interference by mainstream media. If there were ever a reason for congressional intervention into the election process, this is it.
Let’s face it, we are beyond any real potential for overturning presidential election results. Joe Biden will almost certainly be our next president. However, after all the massive, but unsuccessful, efforts to challenge the veracity of the election, the fact remains that we still have a broken election system. It’s hard to come to grips with the truth that the greatest democratic republic in the world just held an election that looked more like that of a corrupt third-world nation. For that reason, Congress should demand an emergency audit of the 2020 election. That audit should result in sweeping changes to our future election process.
Those dozen or so senators and around 150 representatives who have indicated they will vote against the counting of electoral votes this week know it will not overturn the votes. They are just calling attention to the sham of an election as a last ditch effort to acknowledge the lack of integrity in the whole process and force some corrective action. Every American should demand the same and applaud the boldness.
Many states, especially the swing states, must clean up their act regarding election fraud. State legislatures must take charge and hold their governors and secretaries of state accountable for irregularities. Redundancy and oversight failures must be corrected. Mainstream news media’s extreme bias favoring liberal candidates and platforms must be called out by appropriate political and regulatory agencies. This is what an emergency congressional audit should do before January 20th.
When there is a serious national problem that threatens our democracy, the Congress should act immediately. A polite, pro forma validation of the electoral votes is not what this country needs. We need a high-level, bipartisan, intensive examination of all the accusations of fraud that would exceed by far the efforts of the president’s legal team. This should be accomplished before January 20th to assure the public that the irregularities, although serious, are being dealt with and are not of the magnitude that would have reversed the outcome of the election.
That emergency audit is the hope of the senators and representative who will challenge the electoral count. They are acting within their constitutional rights and should not be harassed for protecting the integrity of our elections. They deserve our support no matter which side of the aisle we favor.
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