Walorski Statement on Objection to Contested Electors
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on the upcoming joint session of Congress to consider certification of Electoral College votes:
“The integrity of our elections – and the faith the American people have that their votes are fully and fairly counted – is a cornerstone of our democracy. I share the concerns of many Hoosiers about irregularities in the way some states conducted the 2020 presidential election.
“That is why I strongly support the creation of an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency audit of presidential election returns before Inauguration Day. This thorough and transparent examination would help restore confidence in our electoral system and provide individual states a remedy if fraud or misconduct are confirmed to have affected the results. However, if Congress cannot reach a bipartisan agreement to take this commonsense step, I plan to vote to formally object to certain electors from contested states.
“Regardless of the outcome of this or any election, members of both parties have a responsibility to work together to ensure our elections are free, fair, and secure. Restoring the American people’s trust in our democratic institutions must be among our top priorities in the 117th Congress.”
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.