N.C. Rep. Dan Bishop says he will vote against electoral certifications of multiple states
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - North Carolina congressman Dan Bishop says he will object Wednesday’s electoral vote count that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Rep. Bishop (NC-09) will object to the elector certifications of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The Electoral College met in mid-December to certify Joe Biden’s 306-232 victory over President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, the 117th Congress is set to meet to certify the electoral vote results of the 2020 election. The 12th Amendment of the Constitution requires the winning candidate to receive “a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed.”
The congressman provided a statement with his reason for objecting the certifications.
“In the 2020 election, the national Democratic Party carried out a highly coordinated, massively financed, nationwide campaign to displace state regulation of absentee ballots by means of a flood of election-year litigation. This effort was designed to overwhelm the judicial system and disrupt the administration of the election,” said Rep. Bishop. “In support of the effort, Democrats’ national litigation leaders employed unethical procedural jockeying, including forum shopping, repetitive suits and collusive settlements with cooperating Democrat officials, state and local. The Democrats’ objectives were to weaken ballot security, undermine positive identification of voters, and provide opportunities for post-election ballot-box stuffing. This has been a national, partisan attack on the Constitutional delegation of authority to regulate elections specifically to state legislatures.
“Tomorrow, January 6, 2021, Congress will meet for the count of the electoral vote for President of the United States. Because the Democrats’ campaign of litigation has tainted some states’ elections, I will join in objections to those states’ electors. I consider this to be an obligation of utmost gravity, predicated on my oath to defend the Constitution, and I hope that the controversy at hand will lead to restoring the administration of elections as the Constitution envisions,” concluded Bishop.
Bishop joins North Carolina Republicans Richard Hudson, Madison Cawthorn, and Ted Budd, who have all announced their intentions, citing what they say are widespread voting irregularities.
So far, more than 100 Republicans in the House and Senate say they will object to the certification,
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