Oklahoma State Senators join Sen. David Bullard in urging Congress to ‘fight illegal ballots in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin’
Published: December 25th, 2020
Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, and 14 other Oklahoma state senators sent a letter on Tuesday (December 22) urging Congress to fight illegal ballots in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The letter to Oklahoma’s congressional delegation asks them to voice their objections, bring arguments and evidence against the votes cast in those states where voting laws were illegally and unconstitutionally changed by executive fiat, or by judicial edict.
“Americans deserve an election process that is fair and transparent. This year’s general election was far from it with voting laws being illegally changed in multiple states at the last minute and ballots being cast with no proof of identity or other necessary qualifications to guarantee they were from legitimate voting citizens,” Bullard said.
“I want to thank my Senate colleagues for joining me in this stand for our nation, our Constitution and the preservation of our republican form of government. We can’t let those who put power above what is right and honorable control this sacred process. We demand that Congress step in and fight for a recount of the ballots in these four states to ensure accuracy and fairness.”
Members who signed the letter included:
• Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro
• Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair
• Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant
• Sen. George Burns, R-Pollard
• Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow
• Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry
• Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain
• Sen. Shane Jett, R-Shawnee
• Sen. James Leewright, R-Bristow
• Sen. Casey Murdock, R-Felt
• Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington
• Sen. Cody Rogers, R-Tulsa
• Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman
• Sen. Blake Stephens, R-Tahlequah
• Sen. Darrell Weaver, R-Moore
Senator Standridge drew both praise and criticism earlier this month when he issued a widely-covered statement supporting a lawsuit from the state of Texas challenging the legality of many pre-election election system changes in key “battleground” states.
The Texas lawsuit was rebuffed at the U.S. Supreme Court with seven justices saying they would not hear the case, although two members of the High Court voted to consider the case without indicating they would support the lawsuit’s contentions.
The Electoral College members met around the country this month. Democratic nominee Joe Biden won a majority of the votes cast under customary procedures. However, alternative electors supporting incumbent President Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, want to have tjeor votes made part of the compilation when Congress meets on January 6 to act on the Electoral College ballots.
Several members of Congress and at least one Senator indicate they might oppose Biden’s election in that meeting.
At a Senate hearing in mid-December, U.S. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma said the election processes in some states were flawed and that concerns about fraud are justified. (https://capitolbeatok.worldsecuresystems.com/reports/lankford-voter-fraud-concerns-are-justified)
However, Lankford and most Republican senators have not said they will oppose Biden when the Electoral count takes place.
NOTE: Patrick B. McGuigan contributed to this report, which was first posted on Dec. 25. On December 26, it was revised to reflect that most U.S. Republican senators have not said they will oppose counting Biden’s votes when the Electoral count is held in Congress.