Vice President Mike Pence says he would take a look at a Republican-backed plan that raises objections to the Jan. 6 certification of election results.
“Vice President Pence shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities in the last election,” Marc Short, Mike Pence’s chief of staff, said in a statement to The Hill.
“The vice president welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people on January 6th,” Short added.
Sen. Ted Cruz and 11 other Republican lawmakers are behind the push to investigate the results, saying the Nov. 3 presidential election
“featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud and illegal conduct.”
President Donald Trump has not conceded the election, but president-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as president on Jan. 20.
Cruz and the other senators wrote in a statement that they believe there was voter fraud in the election.
They are asking for other lawmakers to object to the certification of Biden as president unless Congress approves a 10-day emergency audit of election results.
“When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election.
And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power.
The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard-fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided.
The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities,” the lawmakers said in the statement.
The Supreme Court has declined twice to hear cases about election fraud.
Congress is expected to officially certify the election results on Jan. 6.