On Saturday, 11 additional Republican members and members-elect of the U.S. Senate announced their intention to object to the certification of the electoral college results when Congress meets to consider the numbers on January 6. These Senators proposed an audit of the electoral college results that would delay the certification of the outcome by at least a week and a half, insisting that Congress’s responsibility to consider and confirm the electoral college outcome is the “lone constitutional power remaining to consider and force resolution of the multiple allegations of serious voter fraud’ — but allegations across the country have already been resolved!
The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project released a tough new video message over the weekend putting the Senators’ actions on blast.
In the video, a narrator says as follows:
‘Meet the Senators from the new Jim Crow Caucus. These Republicans are trying to disqualify the votes of millions of African Americans in Georgia, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin, and Michigan. They’re trying to send African American voters a clear message — you don’t count. Remember their names: Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, Rand Paul. Major American companies like AT&T, Citibank, UPS, and Charles Schwab donate to help elect these Senators who are trying to take away votes from African Americans. Is this what you support, corporate America? Are these your values? America is better than Jim Crow voter suppression. Tell these Senators and their supporters you’ve had enough. Every vote counts — this is America.’
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 2, 2021
To be clear: there is no legitimate evidence of remotely widespread election fraud that would have come anywhere remotely close to changing the election outcome. Many Trump voters no doubt believe otherwise because of the claims to that effect from the president and his enablers in Congress. Suggesting, however, that the security of the 2020 election is in any respect an open question is ridiculous. No credible authority has seriously confirmed any systematic fraud in the same rhetorical universe as the allegations that the president and his allies have put forward. Trump-backers are using this nonsense as an excuse to trample democracy.
Check out Twitter’s response to The Lincoln Project below: