Graham Calls Cruz’s Effort To Challenge Electoral College Votes a ‘Political Dodge’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a supporter of President Donald Trump, is criticizing the efforts of his Republican colleagues to block the certification of the Electoral College vote. 

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Graham wrote, “Proposing a commission at this late date – which has zero chance of becoming reality – is not effectively fighting for President Trump.”

“It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy,” he added.

He also shared a link to a Fox News article that details an effort being spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to object to certifying the Electoral College’s vote.

Cruz is also pushing for a commission to be established by Congress to look into allegations of widespread fraud. 

Graham added that he will “listen closely” to Republican lawmakers as they make their case for disqualifying the electoral votes of states. 

“They will need to provide proof of the charges they are making,” he said, adding, “They will also need to provide clear and convincing evidence that the failure to act – in both the state and federal courts and the states legislatures which investigated these claims – was made in error.”

Additionally, he said the lawmakers will have to “show that the failure to take corrective action in addressing election fraud changed the outcome of these states’ votes and ultimately the outcome of the election.”

However, he noted that they have a “high bar” to reach in their argument.

Axios reports that over the weekend, a group of ten incumbent and incoming Republican senators have joined Cruz’s push to establish a commission. 

Cruz is seeking to establish an Electoral Commission that would audit the results of the presidential election in states that Trump is contesting over a 10-day period.

Once the commission is finished with its work, it would deliver its findings to Congress, which would “convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.”

Cruz’s effort is different than that of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who is seeking to disqualify the results in five battleground states that Trump lost — without a commission. 

There are believed to be over 100 Republican lawmakers who plan on objecting to the certification of the Electoral College vote. 

None long-shot efforts are expected to succeed in overturning the election as it is expected that there will not be enough lawmakers willing to vote to disqualify the electoral college votes of the contested states.

While Trump has alleged widespread fraud, state officials and the Department of Justice have not found evidence to support his claim.

Responses

  1. It’s hard to believe that Graham could get ant votes for any election outside his family. This man is a disgrace to the Senate.

  2. Until Graham stands and says, “Too much; it’s time to throw the big orange scoundrel out,” I will not be cheered by anything he has to say. He’s a weasel. He’s nearly as great a traitor to American democracy as is Trump. “Nearly” does not get him a medal.

  3. Thanks for the input Mr English teacher but don’t you think there is much more important issues to be addressed than your passive aggressive and condescending comment???

  4. Sorry Allen but Graham is a douche for other reasons than the ones you state. He has flip flopped so many times that his head has to be spinning around. He’s a pure corrupt politician and an opportunist. Whomever is in power and can further his political career gets his support. I also live in SC.

    1. I always like to hear a variety of opinions, but as an English teacher I want to address a separate issue. I hope you will accept my comment in the spirit I intend. Using a form of “whom” incorrectly is often done in an attempt to sound sophisticated, but when done incorrectly, as you did, makes the user sound very unsophisticated.
      English is a beautiful language. The more you read good writing, the more you will understand and appreciate the beauty of the English language.

      1. Give it a rest, Teach.

        Correcting someone’s on-line languague skills and typos (unless done for mocking effect) to me makes you sound as if you want to feel superior. You could have a field day mocking my typos and auto-corrects, so have at it Hoss! I can take it.

        BTW, I have had my fill of the “beautiful” writings by Charles John Huffam Dickens. Some of the most painful days of my life.

  5. Jonny Boy. You are brainwashed and therefore anything you may opine is a bag of 💩. Just sayin…

  6. There are stages Profoundly Evil. Amorally dishonest. “See Schumer and Schiff”. True believers and willfully ignorant. And the press. Somehow thinking that what they do still has some dignity

  7. Lindsey Graham is forgetting when he was prostituting himself for cash a few months ago so he could keep a job he does poorly

  8. ~seems to be a lot of Chinese money floating around…
    We know he’s not stupid, and, not blind ~
    ANYONE with the least amount of grey matter can see the massive fraud…
    so, what is a reasonable assumption?
    Sure blew the lid off the Deep State conspiracy “theories”.
    Big Brother is indeed Huge, and, well rooted …did I mean Funded.

  9. Some of you will never know the frustration that Lindsy is our senator! He has been a disappointment throughout his entire time in Washington! We all in SC, that pay attention knew exactly what a scumbag he is! Unfortunately, most of the voters only show up at the last minute and are clueless! He was John McCain’s sidekick, which should really tell you all you need to know.
    Getting someone to run against him that has deep enough pockets is the hard part.

  10. Now crazy Mafia Don is calling Raffensperger for over an hour, screaming and bullying him along with a dose of pleading and ass kissing. He is unhinged and you trumpturds are supporting him. You are part of a cult led by a crazy man!!

    1. Yes Jayjay And we are most grateful to have such a man to follow and support! And we are waiting on the day that Donald J. Trump gives the 73 million supporters who voted for him the order to take this country back! And should we fail, their will not be enough civil order to even compete with a 3rd world country. TRUMP!! TRUMP!! TRUMP!!

      1. King Donald The Loser is too old and way too rich and lazy to lead any sort of civil disorder rebellion. All he wants to do is golf. You realize that, right, Tim? HE has too much to lose. So would everyone else who rises up against, who, the government forces, LEOs, and our corrupt judicial system?

        Are YOU willing to lose EVERYTHING, maybe your life, over this racist, wannabe, fascist dictator? Really, Tim? Because that’s what you are talking about. Don’t say yes, BTW, because that will be a lie and nobody with a brain will believe you.

  11. Sen. Lindsey Graham was SOOOOOO supportive (verbally) until he got re-elected for 6 more years. Now he has dropped any pretense. He is a man, just like the man he worshiped, the equally unprincipled Sen. John McCain, with NO PRINCIPLES and the BIGGEST BSer in Congress!

  12. Senator Ted Cruz is griting donations intended to support the two American Fascist Party from Georgia.

    The donations go straight to Ted Cruz’s own re-election funds.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

      1. “General Confusion” – that says all one reading his posts needs to know!

        1. Thanks, Don. I always appreciate the support of my fans, especially the ones who recognize the dilemma that most of us live every day.

  13. At this point in time Senator Graham, instead of being negative (presuming you are not a RINO), don’t you think it is better not to say anything?

  14. Graham, pick a lane and stay in it! Stop weaving all over the fricking road! Get behind Trump or get the hell outta the way!!!

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