The Submit not too long ago printed data on the editorial web page of its printed version about U.S. Rep. Ted Budd’s objection to Congress counting sure electoral votes generated from the latest presidential election.
This newest effort by Budd and others to problem election ends in different states with out offering proof of widespread fraud or different improper exercise is as ridiculous because the quite a few failed makes an attempt over the previous a number of weeks to have the judicial department intervene. In a courtroom of legislation, details are necessary. It’s a disgrace there aren’t any such evidential necessities on the planet of politics.
These reckless stunts do much more to erode confidence in our electoral system than uncommon, remoted incidents of misconduct. If by Jan. 20, when the brand new president takes the oath of workplace, Budd nonetheless has not proven factually why this election needs to be nullified, then he ought to apologize to his constituents for deceptive them. He also needs to apologize to the voters he tried to disenfranchise in states that labored exhausting to efficiently protect election integrity and guarantee poll entry in difficult occasions.
— Craig Rhyne