Rep. Stefanik says she'll object during Electoral College certification process |

Rep. Stefanik says she'll object during Electoral College certification process

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 04, 2021 07:35 PM
Created: January 04, 2021 10:12 AM

Rep. Stefanik says she will object to "certain contested electors," during the Electoral College certification process that is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Stefanik, who represents New York's 21st Congressional District, released a statement about the decision on Twitter Monday.  

"As the Representative for New York's 21st Congressional District, I plan to object to certain contested electors on January 6th. I do not take this action lightly. I am acting to protect our democratic process. Article II and the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution make clear that I have an obligation to act on this matter if I believe there are serious questions with respect to the Presidential election. I believe those questions exist," Stefanik wrote.

"Tens of millions of Americans are rightly concerned that the 2020 election featured unprecedented voting irregularities, unconstitutional overreach by unelected state officials and judges ignoring state election laws, and a fundamental lack of ballot integrity and security," she continued.

"To the tens of thousands of constituents and patriots across the country who have reached out to me in the past few weeks, please know that I hear you. The most precious foundation and covenant of our Republic is the right to vote, and consequently, the faith in the sanctity of our nation's free and fair elections. As a Member of Congress, I am committed to restoring the faith of the American people in our elections – that they are free, fair, secure, and according to the United States Constitution."

Stefanik joins a list of lawmakers who plan to object to certifying Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.

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