President Donald Trump should keep fighting to ensure that the presidential election was fair and free, Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) told The Epoch Times.
“This is a contested election. And I believe that President Trump should fight with everything that he has, and use all of the authority that he has, as the president of the United States, to make sure that we have a free and fair election,” Boebert told The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders” program.
“We need to be looking into these allegations, we need to be taking them seriously. And I believe that President Trump has every legal right to do so, and I encourage him to do that.
“Our country really depends on this. Our democracy depends on this. Our republic depends on this election.
“No one will trust our election system ever again if we don’t fix it this time.”
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared victory in the election, the winner is unclear because results are being contested in a number of key battleground states such as Georgia and Michigan. The Epoch Times will not declare a winner of the election until all results are certified and all legal challenges are resolved.
Trump, his campaign, and others have filed a flurry of lawsuits challenging election procedures and rules, alleging fraud and pointing to irregularities such as thousands of uncounted ballots being found in Georgia, and a county that initially said Biden won, flipping some 6,000 votes from the Democrat to Trump.
“There’s a very high percentage of the voters who came out for President Trump, who are questioning the outcome of this election,” said Boebert, who won the election for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District after ousting a Republican congressman in the primary.
“And I believe in these battleground states, we need to be looking into what’s being accused here. We need to be looking into what’s being alleged. We need to see if they were legal votes, how many votes were counted more than once, if the voter turnout was higher than the actual voter registration for those areas.”
In their first time presenting evidence of what they describe as election fraud to a judge, Trump campaign lawyers told a judge in Nevada this week that several batches of ballots were cast, processed, or counted illegally, including roughly 40,000 from voters who allegedly voted twice. They also said signature verification on more than 130,000 ballots was done solely by a machine, in contravention of Nevada’s election law.
The judge dismissed the suit on Dec. 5, arguing the campaign “did not prove under any standard of proof that any illegal votes were cast and counted, or legal votes were not counted at all.” The campaign has appealed.
Boebert pointed to surveillance footage from Atlanta’s State Farm Arena that was shown to lawmakers in Georgia during a public hearing on the election last week. The footage appeared to show workers pulling out boxes of ballots and scanning them after an absentee-ballot counting room was cleared of observers and press.
“These suitcases are being pulled out and ran through the voting machines, and it’s said that these voting machines can count up to 3,000 ballots per hour, and this was done on at least three voting machines for at least two hours,” Boebert said.
“That’s a lot of ballots that were counted there, and there was no oversight. And so we need to be getting to the bottom of this. We have video footage of this taking place. We have eyewitness testimony in so many states.”
Trump’s campaign and the Georgia Republican Party chairman on Dec. 4 filed an election contest in Georgia, charging that there were violations of the Constitution and state laws.
Georgia election officials committed “repeated violations of the election code,” which “constituted an abandonment of the legislature’s duly enacted framework for conducting the election and for choosing presidential electors, contrary to Georgia law and the United States Constitution,” according to the suit.
Other lawsuits are continuing.
“I think the American people deserve for these cases to be heard, and to be sent before judges,” Boebert said.
“And if it needs to go to to the House, then I think that we have that authority,” she added, referring to the ability of Congress to challenge Electoral College votes.