RIFLE, Colo.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert (CO-03) released the following statement announcing her intentions to object to the Electoral College results on January 6, 2021:
“Ensuring the integrity of elections that take place in America is essential to our Republic. Several states removed voter safeguards during the 2020 elections that violated provisions in their respective state constitutions and the United States Constitution. As a Representative sworn to defend the U.S. Constitution, it is my responsibility to object to the Electoral College results that were recorded under these circumstances. The American people deserve secure and fair elections. Unfortunately, the 2020 election was neither of those things. I will be voicing my objection on January 6th.”
In the 2020 election, numerous states changed voter procedures without the approval of their respective state legislatures and in several instances extended the time for people to vote and return their mail-in ballots well past election day. There was also fraud, the removal of voter safeguards and signature verification standards, new rules for mail-in voting, technical issues with voting machines and other significant election integrity issues that likely influenced the official outcome of the Presidential Election. In sworn affidavits and under penalty of perjury, more than 900 witnesses have testified that people were seen filling out blank ballots, counting votes after they asked Republican poll watchers to leave, changing votes, processing and backdating bad ballots, delivering suspicious piles of ballots to counting rooms, and blocking, ignoring or intimidating Republican poll watchers.
Significant fraud accusations in the 2020 Presidential Election include:
· Affidavits tied to more than 600,000 ballots in Pennsylvania that claim there was no inspection of those ballots at the time they were recorded as votes.
· A former judge testified that more than 200,000 votes in Wisconsin were not valid.
· More than 1.9 million voters in Arizona are reported to have cast ballots without their signatures being verified.
· In Georgia, tens of thousands of ineligible voters are reported to have cast ballots.
· In Michigan, hundreds of thousands of fraudulent ballots are reported to have been counted.
Objections to the Electoral College certification has occurred three times in the last 20 years: In 2001, 2005, and 2017 - all by Democrats.
· In 2005, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California objected to Ohio's electoral college results.
· As recently as 2017, several House Democrats objected to the electoral college results, but their objections were not heard as they were not joined by a Senator. Those members include:
o Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts
o Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland
o Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington
o Rep. Barbara Lee of California
o Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas
o Rep. Maxine Waters of California