Sen. Lindsey Graham has yet to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden after his election win over President Donald Trump and is instead continuing to look for further legal challenges to contested claims. accept allegations of mass voter fraud.
In the hours after several news agencies including Fox News and The Associated Press announced that Biden had won the election, Graham released a statement saying he had received an affidavit from a Pennsylvania postal worker. claimed that the post office supervisors had a plan. to “delay the post-election ballots.”
Graham said he would call on the US Department of Justice and the Postal Service to investigate these claims after receiving charges from Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that Democrats “stole”; the election and there was widespread voter fraud, though not providing any evidence. In the past, examples of voter fraud have been found to be very small.
Voting by mail in Pennsylvania, a state that hadn’t started counting votes until Election Day and had a three-stage counting system to ensure accuracy and prevent fraud, became a major issue during the year. now when millions more votes are ignored because of the post COVID-19.
“It is imperative that all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election,” Mr. Graham said.
“Presidential elections are still imminent in many states and as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, all credible allegations of election irregularities and misconduct will be I will not allow credible allegations of irregular voting or misconduct to be caught up in the carpet. “
“The expanded use of mail-based voting is making the post office a manager of elections, not local election officials. This shift of mandate requires oversight. Be more careful to ensure the system is not blamed.
“Every American should want our election processes to work correctly, and recently of a large number of mailed votes, that would require scrutiny. Election results are not determined by the media but by the exact number of votes, certified.
“Pennsylvania officials should take the allegations from Mr. Hopkins and others seriously before certifying the final results.”
Graham was one of several Republicans who did not congratulate Biden on his victory, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Based on The washington postsMcConnell plans to speak little in public about Biden’s victory until he sees some serious legal challenges against his victory.
“Here’s how this has to work in our great country: Every legitimate vote has to be counted. Any ballot that’s sent illegally is not allowed. All parties must comply with the rule. And the courts are here to apply the law and resolve disputes, “McConnell tweeted on Friday.
“That’s how the American vote determines the outcome.”
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