Senator Rand Paul Says ‘Voter Fraud Happened’ and the Election was Stolen
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said on Wednesday that voter "fraud happened" and that "the election in many ways was stolen.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said on Wednesday that voter “fraud happened” and that “the election in many ways was stolen.”
A Senate hearing was held on Wednesday where irregularities in the 2020 election were raised. At the hearing Senator Paul addressed the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee directly saying:
“A lot of the laws that have to be confirmed and I think reaffirmed are state laws, so it’s not in our purview… But the state laws are set, and then we have federal elections. So, what we’ve heard about what happened in Wisconsin, what happened in Nevada, I think is absolutely true, and we have to prevent it from happening again.“
Several legal challenges to the 2020 election which accuse officials in some states of changing election laws illegally, circumnavigating the legislative process. Paul addressed the issue stating, “I think state legislatures will need to reaffirm that election law can only be changed by a state legislature.“
Senator Paul went on to say that, “The fraud happened. The election in many ways was stolen, and the only way it will be fixed is by in the future reinforcing the laws.”
“We can’t just say, ‘It didn’t happen,’” Paul said about fraud allegations across the country. “We can’t just say, ‘Oh, 4,000 people voted in Nevada that were non-citizens, and we’re just going to ignore it.’”
President Donald Trump along with most Republicans surveyed believe that election fraud altered the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Legal challenges have been levied across the U.S. with most lawsuits failing to be heard by the courts. The president on Saturday said that “no judge, including in the Supreme Court of the United States, has had the courage to allow it to be heard.”
After Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Joe Biden for claiming an Electoral College victory on Wednesday, the President tweeted that it’s “too soon to give up.“
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