Lindsey Graham: We’ll Investigate “Voting Irregularities and Misconduct”
In remarks on Saturday, shortly after the major media outlets called the presidency for Joe Biden, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) promised that his Senate Judiciary Committee would investigate “all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct” stemming from the election.
Graham made the comments after receiving an affidavit from a Pennsylvania postal worker who has accused USPS officials of hatching a plot to backdate mail-in ballots to ensure a Biden victory.
“It is imperative that all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct be investigated to ensure the integrity of the 2020 elections,” Graham said in a statement. “The presidential election remains close in multiple states, and as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, all credible allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct will be taken seriously. I will not allow credible allegations of voting irregularities or misconduct to be swept under the rug.”
Though Democrats, the media, and Biden himself are in celebration mode this week, President Donald Trump has yet to concede the race and has hinted that he may not do so at all – at least not until the courts have heard all of his legal challenges, which are substantial, significant, and numerous. And because of accusations like the one Graham is referring to in Pennsylvania, we may be looking at a situation where Democrats are counting their chickens before they’ve hatched.
The Pennsylvania affidavit comes courtesy of postal worker Richard Hopkins who says that Erie Postmaster Robert Weisenbach told workers that he was “back-dating the postmarks on the ballots to make it appear as though the ballots had been collected on November 3, 2020 despite them in fact being collected on November 4 and possibly later.”
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for Pennsylvania to count all mail-in ballots that were postmarked by Election Day, but if there are credible reasons to believe that any of those ballots were improperly marked, it would expose the election results as being tainted by fraud.
“I’m calling on the Department of Justice to investigate these claims,” said Graham. “I’ll also be in contact with the Postmaster General, requesting he to look into these allegations, ones that may follow, and help secure the testimony of Mr. Hopkins. Every American should want our election processes to work accurately, and given the recency of such a large volume of mail-in voting, that will require oversight. Election outcomes are not determined by media outlets but certified, accurate vote counts.”
Well, as much as we’d like to hope that this election could be overturned, we’re not going to hold our breath. At this point, listening to Republicans say things like “just you wait and see” has begun to make us feel like Charlie Brown, hoping against hope that THIS TIME, Lucy will hold the football still. We’ve got no problems with Trump exercising and exhausting every legal challenge at his disposal…but we’re not optimistic.