The movement to challenge the “official” electoral votes of the 2020 presidential election continues to grow.
Now it appears that the state of Michigan has stepped up to the plate!
Michigan, of course, is one of the states where the outcome is still uncertain, as it is being challenged in courts.
However, at least two Michigan representatives have PLEDGED to officially challenge the results on January 6.
These representatives are Jack Bergman and Tim Walberg.
Two Michigan GOP congressmen announced they will formally object during Electoral College certification process https://t.co/MyGoAD0a2H
— Andrew LaCombe (@andrewlacombe) January 4, 2021
Michigan GOP Reps. Bergman, Walberg say they will object to presidential electors on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/prWcDTqb8f
— Jonathan Oosting (@jonathanoosting) January 4, 2021
It is an honor to serve Michigan's 7th District and have the opportunity to be the people's voice in Congress. After hearing from you, I plan to object to certain electors later this week on January 6. Read my statement why. ⬇️ https://t.co/kGbOumnszd
— Rep Tim Walberg (@RepWalberg) January 4, 2021
Michigan is one of the many swing states where counting stopped before midnight.
Suddenly, in the middle of the night, tens of thousands of votes were “counted” for Joe Biden.
There was never a full forensic audit of the results in the state.
Michigan Live confirms that at least two Michigan Republicans will stand up for the state on January 6:
Two Michigan Republicans announced they will object to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory when Congress meets to certify electoral votes later this week.
U.S. Reps. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, and Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, issued a joint statement Monday expressing concern about issues “that brings into question the results of the 2020 election and puts faith in future elections in jeopardy.” They join a growing number of House Republicans committed to challenging electoral votes in several states Biden won, but the effort is not expected to gather enough representatives needed to change Biden’s victory.
Bergman and Walberg called for an emergency commission to audit election results before Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20. All 50 states certified Nov. 3 election results and conducted the vote of their electors before the New Year.
Michigan’s Republican representatives are split on whether there is evidence of significant election issues. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released a statement Monday saying there have been no cases of fraud that would overturn Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in Michigan.
U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Bruce Township, said she’s open to opposing the Electoral College vote. McClain said Monday she will “vote accordingly” if Wednesday’s proceedings “further confirms the concerns voiced to me by folks in the 10th District.”
Bergman and Walberg said constituents in their congressional districts, where a majority of voters supported President Donald Trump, “have demanded” an investigation into potential fraud and election irregularities. An email to constituents details “irregularities” in Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
“The very foundation of our Democracy lies in the tenets of a free, fair, and secure election,” Bergman and Walberg said in a joint statement. “Americans deserve to know only legal votes are counted and reports regarding irregularities, fraud, and failure to follow election laws are thoroughly investigated.”
Congress is scheduled to meet in a joint session at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 to certify the Electoral College vote. A least one lawmaker from both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate is required to formally object to a state’s Electoral College votes being counted.
A majority vote is needed in both the House and Senate for the challenge to be successful. Democrats hold a majority in the House, so challenges from Republicans are not expected to gather enough votes.
Though these are the only two on record, there may be more Michigan representatives planning to join them.
West Michigan Republican Reps. Huizenga and Upton won't object to Electoral College certification; Reps. Bergman and Walberg say they will: https://t.co/MKNhMScmuv
— WOOD TV8 (@WOODTV) January 4, 2021
While one new Michigan Rep Lisa McClain says she may challenge electoral college votes, @RepFredUpton says he won't, “Voters – not judges or politicians – must decide elections."
— Kathy Gray (@michpoligal) January 4, 2021
Hello from the halls of Congress!
Before swearing in begins, I wanted to share a message with all of you 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/uY5HdchadA
— Representative Lisa McClain (@RepLisaMcClain) January 3, 2021
New Michigan Representatives Lisa McClain may also challenge the state’s electors.
That would make 3 Representatives from the swing state of Michigan.
The Detroit Free Press confirms:
One of Michigan’s two new members of Congress, U.S. Rep Lisa McClain, R-Bruce Township, said Monday she’s prepared to support an objection to the state’s Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.
McClain said Monday morning she’s ready to “vote accordingly” if what she learns during Wednesday’s count of the nation’s Electoral College vote “further confirms the concerns voiced to me by folks in the 10th District.”
A political newcomer, McClain was elected on Nov. 3 to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Dryden, who stepped down after two terms. The 10th District includes northern Macomb County and Michigan’s Thumb and is a deeply conservative district.
McClain is expected to be one of several Republican members of Michigan’s delegation to Congress who may support objections to the state’s 16 electors being counted for Biden on Wednesday despite a lack of substantiated evidence of any widespread problems in a Nov. 3 election.
On Monday afternoon, two others — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman of Watersmeet and Tim Walberg of Tipton — put out a joint statement saying, “Americans deserve to know only legal votes are counted and reports regarding irregularities, fraud and failure to follow election laws are thoroughly investigated.” They called, along with some Republican senators, for an “emergency audit” of election results before the Jan. 20 inauguration, though the date for counting Electoral College votes is set by law.
It’s also notable that all of those members of Congress, including McClain, won in that same Nov. 3 balloting as well, a point that Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, brought up on Sunday, arguing that legislators from the states in question shouldn’t be seated if there were such widespread problems. His questions forced a nearly unanimous vote that all members should be seated.
It appears the movement to get to the truth of the November 3, 2020 election is growing.
What side of history will you be on?
If you haven’t already, be sure to call your representatives!
They represent us!
Without fairness and transparency in our elections, then the future of our Constitutional Republic will forever be in jeopardy.