Two more Republicans have joined the fight against the rampant fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election, announcing that they will object to the Electoral College vote count.
Representatives Jack Bergman and Tim Walberg, both from Michigan, issued a joint statement on January 4, two days before the joint session of Congress meets to count the votes. The statement expressed concerns about issues “that brings into question the results of the 2020 election and puts faith in future elections in jeopardy.”
Both Bergman and Walberg have called for an emergency commission to audit election results prior to Inauguration Day on January 20.
They have said that constituents in each of their congressional districts “have demanded” an investigation into allegations of fraud and irregularities in the election.
“The very foundation of our Democracy lies in the tenets of a free, fair, and secure election. Americans deserve to know only legal votes are counted and reports regarding irregularities, fraud, and failure to follow election laws are thoroughly investigated,” Bergman and Walberg said in their joint statement.
The joint session of Congress is set to meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6 to officially certify the Electoral College vote. At least one lawmaker from both the House of Representatives and the Senate are required to formally object to the Electoral College votes from a state.
The challenge will only be successful if it receives a majority vote from both the House and Senate, which is extremely unlikely, as Democrats hold a majority in the House.
In an email to constituents, Bergman pointed out various issues with the election in Michigan, including the fact that GOP poll watchers were denied access to observe the ballot counting process, which he believes “casts doubt on the entire process.”
He also discussed issues in several other states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
“While the easy answer is ignoring election irregularities – we will not stand idly by without taking every lawfully available option to ensure the outcomes of our elections can be trusted. This includes objecting to the electoral votes from disputed states where there is evidence warranting an investigation,” Bergman and Walberg said in the joint statement.
Both Michigan representatives also supported the Texas election lawsuit which asked the Supreme Court to overturn the results of the election in Michigan.