Virginia Rep.-Elect Bob Good Supports Contesting Electoral Votes

December 14, 2020 Updated: December 14, 2020

WASHINGTON—Newly elected Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) said he supports Rep. Mo Brooks’s (R-Ala.) pledge to contest the presidential election results in Congress on Jan. 6, 2021.

“Election integrity is the foundation of our Republic, our representative democracy,” Good told The Epoch Times at an election integrity rally in Washington on Dec. 12.

“If we don’t have election integrity—not just this election, but future elections—we don’t have a republic. And so we have got to root out fraud, cheating, stealing.”

Two senators, Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have both said they’re considering objecting to the electoral votes. At least one House member and one Senate member must join to object to a state’s results.

Good, who won Virginia’s 5th Congressional District after defeating incumbent Republican Denver Riggleman in the primary, was endorsed by President Donald Trump on Sept. 18.

“We’ve got to stand strong and support the president, exhaust every effort to make sure this election is conducted fairly, and where it hasn’t been conducted fairly, that it’s investigated and that it’s addressed,” Good said.

Six states—Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and Nevada—are still in contention after election irregularities have resulted in multiple lawsuits being filed.

Cases in Pennsylvania and Georgia have been docketed with the U.S. Supreme Court, while lawyer Sidney Powell has filed an emergency petition for Arizona with the highest court. Powell’s team also sent a letter on Dec. 13 to the Supreme Court asking for permission to file new evidence under seal regarding Michigan.

Good said he believes widespread voter fraud and “widespread inappropriate activity” also occurred in Virginia on Nov. 3.

“When you have a state that voted for no voter IDs, there’s no reason to be against voter IDs unless you want to allow people to cheat,” he said. “I support only allowing legal votes to be counted and investigating every accusation of illegal voting.”

The Democrat-controlled legislature in Virginia in 2019 passed a slew of new election laws, of which many took effect on July 1, 2020.

Photo identification is no longer required, and voters can now use a current utility bill, for example, to verify their name and address at the polling booth. The Division of Motor Vehicles has also moved from using an opt-in process to an opt-out one, meaning individuals getting a driver’s license will be automatically added to voter rolls unless they specifically opt out.

The new laws also include one that allows voters to use absentee voting without requiring an excuse, such as having a disability that would preclude them from getting to the polling booth. Absentee ballots can be accepted up to three days after the day of an election, and residents can be placed on a permanent absentee list.

A group in Virginia is working to uncover potential fraud in—and possibly overturn—one Senate and five House races in the state. The Virginia Project, a Republican political action committee set up in 2019, is hoping to complete data analysis, collect affidavits from voters and poll watchers, and file a lawsuit before the end of the year.

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