WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) discussed his support for creating an electoral commission to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns from disputed states during an interview on “America’s Newsroom” Monday.
Excerpts from the interview are below and video of the interview can be found here.
“I think we're all sensitive to the fact that we want elections to be run by states and we respect states’ rights. But again, we can't turn a blind eye to the Electoral College when some of these electors were chosen and certified over the objection of their own state legislatures. This is a mess. We knew it was going to be a mess. I agreed with President Trump when he talked about his concern about this vast increase in absentee ballots, and now we're living the results. It’s Democrats that pushed the envelope. They are the ones who reduced the controls on this, and we have to make sure we have controls to make sure that every legitimate vote not only counts, but that every vote is legitimate.”
“I share the concern of my Republican colleagues that we don't want Congress coming in here and overturning the election or disenfranchising voters. I understand that. But we also can't dismiss these legitimate concerns, this unprecedented level of allegations of voter fraud, and either violations of or lax enforcement of election laws.”