WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The role of Congress in Electoral College proceedings is clearly defined in the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It’s to certify the Electoral College results – not to decide the election. The role of selecting electors resides solely with states, not Congress. It is also the role of each state to determine and uphold their own unique set of election laws.
From September until Election Day, I expressed my concerns many times on national television about absentee voting irregularities in certain states like Pennsylvania and Georgia – who changed many of their rules in the middle of the election without state legislative approval. My Oversight Committee colleague Jim Jordan and I even published a report detailing many of these irregularities, including accepting ballots after the election, mail-in ballots with no postmark, no signature verification process, no poll watchers, and incorrect voter rolls. Unfortunately, none of the state legislatures in question stepped up to approve the controversial changes made unilaterally by their Secretary of State and Governor.
The only constitutional way to have stopped the mail-in voting irregularities before Election Day would have been in state legislatures or the courts. Since the state legislatures failed to do their job, the last possible step was a court of law. The Trump Campaign filed over 60 lawsuits in various state and federal courts and unfortunately, every lawsuit failed. In addition, all 50 states certified their election results and their electors without a single state legislature objecting.
A majority of Kentucky’s Republican Congressional delegation, including Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie joined me in certifying the Electoral College.”