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Continuing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and some of his fellow GOP senators announced they would vote to reject the certification of Electoral College votes for the presidential election unless an emergency audit is conducted.

In a joint statement released Saturday, Cruz and the other senators cited “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law” to back their vow to object to the certification vote set for Wednesday. Republican claims of election fraud in swing states have been discredited with election officials and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr saying there was no evidence of widespread fraud that could have swayed the results of the presidential election.

The senators, led by Cruz, called on the appointment of an Electoral Commission to conduct a 10-day audit of the election results in “disputed states.” The statement does not list which states should be included, nor does it mention any specific cases of fraud.

“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise,” the statement reads. “But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue.”

Sure, Ted. Let’s be clear, even if there were merit to giving in to this ridiculous demand, does anyone believe there is any outcome other than completely throwing out all the election results that Ted Cruz doesn’t like that would be acceptable to Ted Cruz? It’s not like there haven’t already been dozens and dozens of opportunities for all of these feverish allegations to be reviewed – as Ted Cruz’s Senate colleague Ben Sasse notes, the Trump administration and its toadies have had numerous chances in court to provide evidence of fraud, and they just simply haven’t done it, because they just simply don’t have any such evidence. If you want a more technical takedown of this, Derek Muller has the analysis you’re seeking. And lastly, as Kevin Drum notes, Cruz is not a moron. He knows all this. And yet, he explicitly cites the incredibly racist Hayes/Tilden “compromise” of 1877 as his guiding example. What more do you need to know?

UPDATE: Here’s the Chron story about this.

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27 Comments

  1. David Fagan says:

    Trump’s impeachment began basically right after him getting sworn in. Republicans vs. Democrats again, it’s not a surprise. A different tactic than the Democrats, but still the same motivations. So, don’t forget that.

  2. Manny says:

    One thing is consistent with you fascists, David I am referring to you, Lies, lies, and more damn lies.

    Impeachment begins in September 2019, Trump became president on Jan 20, 2017.

    By the way, the impeachment was not in regards to him working with the Russians to steal the election, it was over Ukraine.

    David, you are a member of the most white organization in the city with history of discrimination.

  3. Flypusher says:

    Trump as victim isn’t going to play with anyone with more than 3 brain cells and baseline integrity.

  4. brad says:

    “Basically” when Trump started treasonous activity is when the impeachment began.

  5. C.L. says:

    Maybe if impeachment began in Jan of 2017 we wouldn’t be the fustercluck of a mess we now find ourselves in.

    I’m all for successful business people looking to enter politics in an effort to resolve societal inequities, help end world crisises, and make the whole Federal ‘govmint system run better….but, um, that’s not what happened. We ended up with a numbnut businessman who brought with him a whole gaggle of grifters and tin foil hatters, and whose only success has been the ability to play down to the extreme views of those who feel wronged by the changing face of the country, or aggrieved by, gasp, the ‘govmint asking them to wear a mask (FFS).

    This past four years will not be looked upon favorably by the history books.

  6. David Fagan says:

    What happened to Al Green and Brad Sherman’s efforts in 2017? Distinct effort of impeachment. The only reason people forget about if is it wasn’t successful, but it didn’t stop them from trying. The fact Trump wasn’t actually impeached until Democrats took the Legislature looks like more party politics to someone who doesn’t align with either party. And now the Republicans have lost, they’re playing the same game, no change, both parties are guilty of the same sin. I wish voters were not blinded by the innate desire to only win.

    Manny, I don’t know who issued you a card saying you have the right to run around calling people racists, but the more you do, the less effective it is. Put down your pitchfork, you don’t have any enemies.

  7. Jules says:

    Ted Cruz is a seditious asshole

  8. Manny says:

    God gave me the card and I will put it down when people like you quit being racist.

    Wonder why you never questioned why Trump referred to people that look like me as rapists and murderers?

    I am not the type that stands in front of you with my head looking down and my hat in my hands. So when you come and defend the most racist president in modern history I am just supposed to read and stay quiet, right master?

    You started it, the article was about Cruz.

  9. Flypusher says:

    Al Green should have kept his powder dry. That said, it is unprecedented arrogance and stupidity to deliberately hand your opponents a valid reason to impeach you.

  10. Manny says:

    By the way David Fagan, I used the word fascist to describe you not racist. I stated that you were a member of the most white organization in the city and that it has a history of discrimination.

    But do I believe that you are racist, yes? Why else would you support a racist president? It ain’t cause your job was lost because of the virus, so why do you support a racist for president? Prove me wrong.

  11. brad says:

    Cruz is quite the wordsmith: “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law…”

    I am hoping to get Cruz and the other GOP Senators to help overturn the Astros win-loss records from 2011, 2012, and 20913 and have the Astros crowned World Series champion due to the “unprecedented allegations of umpiring irregularity regarding strike and balls called that season along with ballpark groundskeepers not marking the foul ball lines correctly”. I think a 10 day MLB Commissioner’s commission will be able to sort things out intelligently.

    Frankly, I think that the GOP Senators have a better chance with the Astros championship than this electoral college carnival shenanigans.

  12. David Fagan says:

    Manny, I don’t even know what you look like, and you don’t even know what I look like, and I don’t know what argument you are engaging in, but I can safely say it is an argument with yourself.

    My point is, like many times I’ve said before, is that there are not many differences between the two parties. When one party wins, the other tries to prevent it. When one party doesn’t like the sitting president, they carry a 4 year controversy with them. Not defending any of the parties, because I am critical of them both, just making an observation. Yes, this is a waste of time and tax payer dollars that the Republicans are pursuing, just like it is a waste of time and tax payer dollars that Al Green was pursuing. They are just different avenues.

    By the way, Manny, quit trolling my Facebook page.

  13. Flypusher says:

    “ Cruz is not a moron. He knows all this. And yet, he explicitly cites the incredibly racist Hayes/Tilden “compromise” of 1877 as his guiding example. ”

    The people he’s grandstanding towards were only taught proper “patriotic history”.

    Jefferson was right about the need for educated citizens if you’re going to make this democratic republic thing work. I wonder how many Trump cultists even know who Hayes and Tilden were.

  14. Flypusher says:

    Treason weasel Ted’s response to the bipartisan criticism he’s getting: “I think we need to tone down the rhetoric. This is already a volatile situation. It’s like a tinder box and throwing lit matches into it.”

    He really does think that you are stupid and/or corrupt.

  15. Manny says:

    I looked once, David Fagan, that does make me a troll. Actually there a ton of photos of me on the internet, I am easy to find, I don’t hide as you do.

    I don’t disagree with you that both parties tend to do similar things, but you were defending Trump, not parties. If you think that the Democratic leadership acts as the present-day Republicans then there is nothing I could say that would convince you that you are wrong.

    But feel free to prove me wrong that you are not racist.

  16. David Fagan says:

    Manny, why do you think anyone has to prove anything to you? Getting so wrapped up in who is a racist is your own personal challenge.

    I can only treat everyone I come across with the same treatment I would want myself. That’s a Christian issue, not a political one.

  17. Manny says:

    Sure, why not start by using your real name, if what you post is no problem then I am sure that it won’t affect you or your job.

  18. voter_worker says:

    Sen. Cotton is betting that insanity is not a good game plan. In light of Trump’s attempt at direct election tampering during his call to Georgia SOS Raffensperger, the playbook of Senators Hawley and Cruz suddenly makes them look like willing participants in an election tampering scheme. Cotton: smart. Cruz and Hawley: dumb and dumber.

  19. C.L. says:

    God me a card that I use to call out racists.

    Wow.

  20. Manny says:

    C.L. you are dumber than I pictured you if you took that to be a statement made to be believed.

    But then again maybe I just had higher expectations than I should have.

    WOWWWWWWWW

  21. David Fagan says:

    So, Manny, thank you for realizing you have absolutely zero right to run around calling people racists. I’m so proud of you.

  22. C.L. says:

    Words have meanings, Manny.

  23. Manny says:

    Wrong David I have the same rights to express my opinions as everyone else, or do you think only white men are entitled to them?

    C.L. I guess you believe everything the whe orange buffoon says that is why you voted for him in 2016.

  24. C.L. says:

    Manny, I believe the words out of his mouth as much as I believe the words out of yours.

  25. Manny says:

    C.l. thank you for proving my point, you didn’t believe me, so why the wow? Being anal or just being yourself, dumb?

  26. C.L. says:

    Manny, your mastery of the English language. Just glorious.

  27. Manny says:

    Just keeping it at your level, C.L., as I doubt that you have the intelligence or the ability to rationalize complex problems. That was obvious when you made the statement that you would not vote for Garcia, because you did not like his hair.

    But I am always glad to point out your lack of intelligence, so think twice before you make your typical stupid statements.

    Of course your comments on Lina Hidalgo were just as ignorant.

    For those that may read my comments about you, to get an idea of C.L. and his intelligence go no further than this article. He in capable for the most part of putting together more than one or two sentences.