Jan 03 2021

Graham on Electoral Commission Proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Cruz proposal to establish an electoral commission.

“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. 

“I do look forward to hearing from and will listen closely to the objections of my colleagues in challenging the results of this election. 

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

“My colleagues will have the opportunity to make this case, and I will listen closely.  But they have a high bar to clear.”