Lone Republican Supports Electoral College Results Despite Major Resistance

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President Trump is adamant that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him, claiming “widespread voter fraud” or the manipulation of the vote count via the electronic voting machines themselves was the reason for his loss.

Unfortunately, Trump’s legal team has been unsuccessful in proving this in a court of law despite dozens of attempts to do so.  The issue now is that many Trump supporters, especially those within the MAGA wing of the Republican Party, have been convinced that something foul is afoot.

Several key Republican Senators have now decided to stand up and object to the electoral college’s vote count in Congress on Wednesday, which has set up a sort of “last stand” for President Trump.

However, there are still some Republicans who are strongly against this.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) became the first Republican senator on Sunday night who is actually a supporter of President Donald Trump’s agenda to oppose a challenge of the electoral college, issuing a statement saying he is concerned it would create dangerous precedents that Democrats would all but certainly use in the future to undermine election integrity.

Cotton’s statement comes after a dozen Republican senators last week, beginning with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and continuing this weekend with a group led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), joined what is expected to be more than a hundred House Republicans in challenging the certification of the electoral college before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

Cotton wanted to make sure he got his point across.

“I share the concerns of many Arkansans about irregularities in the presidential election, especially in states that rushed through election-law changes to relax standards for voting-by-mail,” Cotton said. “I also share their disappointment with the election results. I, therefore, support a commission to study the last election and propose reforms to protect the integrity of our elections. And after Republicans win in Georgia, the Senate should also hold more hearings on these matters. All Americans deserve to have confidence in the elections that undergird our free government.”

“Nevertheless, the Founders 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,” Cotton said. “And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts — not Congress. Under the Constitution and federal law, Congress’s power is limited to counting electoral votes submitted by the states.”

Cotton warned that the maneuver would lead to dangerous precedents that could come back to haunt the Republican Party in the future.

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