Newly Elected GOP Reps Urge Pelosi to Investigate Voting Irregularities

'Protecting the integrity of our nation’s elections process is not a partisan issue'
December 16, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has received a letter from 26 newly-elected Republican House members urging her to open an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Multiple states have pending litigation presenting the voter fraud allegations, with thousands of signed affidavits of reported voting irregularities, especially in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The group of representatives who won their seats over Democrat incumbents told the Speaker on Monday that they are working for the millions of people in their districts who elected them to voice their concerns.

“One thing is clear: our elections process has devolved into chaos. As elected representatives of the People’s House, we are tasked with voicing the concerns of our constituents, and they are deeply concerned about the integrity of our elections,” the group of GOP members wrote.

Those who voted for President Trump have been demanding transparency to ensure election integrity and asking that the eyewitness-signed affidavits alleging voter fraud be investigated. But the mainstream media and Democrats have refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of these concerns.

“The American people expect and deserve free and fair elections, and any reported fraudulent activities surrounding the 2020 presidential election should be thoroughly investigated. Protecting the integrity of our nation’s elections process is not a partisan issue,” the House members wrote.

Speaker Pelosi’s office did not immediately return a request for comment but the California Democrat last week had criticized the Republican lawsuit led by the state of Texas that was filed with the Supreme Court.

The state of Texas had asked the Supreme Court on Dec. 7 for permission to sue four battleground states in an attempt to protect the integrity of the 2020 election.

The Lone Star State accused the states of changing election rules in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Electors Clause, pointing to unequal treatment of voters and voting irregularities due to relaxed ballot-integrity protections that opened up the potential for voter fraud.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas’s bid to have evidence considered by the nation’s highest court.

Speaker Pelosi praised the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the Texas-led lawsuit.

“The Court has rightly dismissed out of hand the extreme, unlawful, and undemocratic GOP lawsuit to overturn the will of millions of American voters,” the speaker wrote in a press statement.

In addition, she questioned the GOP lawmakers’ patriotism and loyalty to the constitution.

“The 126 Republican Members that signed onto this lawsuit brought dishonor to the House. Instead of upholding their oath to support and defend the Constitution, they chose to subvert the Constitution and undermine public trust in our sacred democratic institutions.”

The group of newly-elected Republicans urged Pelosi to investigate specifically mail-in ballot signature issues, missing or unaccounted voting machine memory cards, and the restricted access reported for GOP election observers.

“Our constituents demand that these reported gross violations of our elections process are investigated seriously with the intent of restoring confidence in our electoral process,” the letter stated.

Janita Kan contributed to this report.