WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI-10) today released the following statement on certifying the 2020 election.
“I have heard from thousands of residents of Michigan’s 10th district – the folks who sent me here to represent them and be their voice in Washington,” said Congresswoman Lisa McClain. “The concerns voiced by my constituents from across the political spectrum, towards the voting process during the 2020 Presidential election are clear.
Many voiced questions about Congress’s role in the certifying of election results, and while this is a valid concern, Congress does have the legal standing. The Electoral Count Act (ECA) of 1887, grants Members of Congress the authority to voice concerns, raised by their respective constituents, with an election. Therefore, I took the concerns I have heard from Michiganders into account and studied the facts.
This is not a process that I take lightly.
The American people need to have confidence in our democratic elections and the Rule of Law. If the ECA, as followed by myself and my colleagues, conflicts with our Constitution, then that needs to be addressed in the appropriate manner. What we saw is the rule of law and due process at work – just as our Founding Fathers intended.
Now, I call on state and local officials to realize the deep flaws that led us here and fix them. This cannot and should not happen again. The future of our Constitutional Republic depends on it.”
Congresswoman Lisa McClain represents the 10th Congressional District of Michigan.