11 More GOP Senators to Object to Electoral College Votes

By Zachary Stieber, The Epoch Times
January 2, 2021

A group of 11 senators on Saturday announced they’re going to challenge electoral votes during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.

“America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law,” the group wrote in a joint statement.

“When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election. And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power. The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided. The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”

The allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election “exceed any in our lifetime,” the group added, noting courts, including the Supreme Court, have repeatedly declined to hear evidence of alleged fraud.

The senators said Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of election returns in disputed states. Once completed, the states would evaluate the commission’s findings and convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.

“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed,” the group said.

The group includes Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.).

Sens.-elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) also plan on joining. They’ll be sworn in on Sunday, several days before the joint session.

The session is the final step in the Electoral College system to certifying a president-elect. Taking place two weeks before inauguration day, the session sees the vice president, as president of the Senate, preside over members of Congress counting electoral votes.

Objections are allowed if they’re in writing and supported by at least one representative and at least one senator. If the conditions are met, objections trigger withdrawal from the joint session and a two-hour debate. The chambers then vote on the objection. It is upheld with a majority vote in each chamber.

According to a tally by The Epoch Times, 40 representatives plan on objecting to electoral votes. They’re now joined by 12 senators. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) this week was the first senator to announce plans to object.

“I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on Jan. 6 without raising the fact that some states, particularly Pennsylvania, failed to follow their own state election laws,” Hawley wrote in a statement on Dec. 30.

Democrats have criticized the plans, alleging circumstances were different when they attempted objections in 2017 and succeeded with launching one in 2005.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said on CNN that Hawley’s actions were undermining the democratic process, calling the planned objection a “reckless stunt.”

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s team downplayed the plans, calling the vote counting “merely a formality.”

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she’s confident Biden will be sworn into office on Jan. 20.

The group of GOP senators on Saturday acknowledged that most if not all Democrats, and “perhaps more than a few Republicans,” will not vote to uphold the objections.

“But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue,” they added. “A fair and creditable audit—conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20—would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.”

At this juncture in our nation’s history…

An outline that helps me make sense of it all.

The Eternal…
“And He shall reign forever and ever.”

> God has a plan for every nation on earth––ours being no exception.

> God has been pleased to use anyone––pagan or saint––to accomplish His purposes.

> God’s warning of judgment will not be diluted by our denials.

> There will be a final line when every mortal will stand before God.

> Jesus Christ did for His people what we could never do for ourselves; namely, offer an acceptable sacrifice for our sin.

> Whatever our political system, economic structure, or human condition, we all have been created in God’s image and are commanded to love God and our neighbor.

The Temporal
“Just the facts, Ma’am.”

> Government at all levels in the United States is to protect the people’s rights and uphold the rule of law, beginning with the U. S. Constitution.

> The survival of our Constitutional republic is utterly dependent on free and fair elections.

> On Dec. 11, SCOTUS did not rule on the merits of the case brought by Texas; its decision was based solely on standing.

> Multiple pathways are available to the Trump legal team which, along with independent groups/attorneys, continues to file suits challenging alleged election fraud and unequal protection under the law.

> Something peculiar happened overnight between Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Wednesday, Nov. 4. Trump led––in some cases by hundreds of thousands of votes––in these six swing states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, George, Arizona and Nevada. The vote counting suddenly ceased in the middle of the night and poll workers were told to go home. When the counting resumed several hours later, hundreds of thousands of votes had been added to Biden, giving him the lead in each of these states.

> Thousands of eyewitness accounts and affidavits––sworn testimonies given under penalty of perjury––attest to illegal conduct by elections supervisors and workers, and threats directed at Republican poll observers.

> Numerous complaints of unconstitutional actions by some governors, secretaries of state, and political party leaders have been lodged.

> In 2020, electronic voting (most notably Dominion voting machines and Smartmatic software) was compromised, and used to delete or reassign hundreds of thousands of votes from Trump to Biden.

> Also in 2020, hundreds of thousands of illegal or invalid mail-in ballots were counted for Biden.

> The alarming influence of other countries, from Venezuela to China, and the apparent complicity of some state and local officials by receiving many millions from Big Tech, have cast a pall over the 2020 election.

> It would seem that no rational person can claim the 2020 election to be honest or legal.

> It is quite possible that SCOTUS will rule on the merits of one or more cases still to come before it. The people’s confidence in the integrity of this election hangs upon those decisions.


Whatever the outcome of this election––whether God delivers judgment or gives us more time to repent––God will remain the Sovereign Lord of History.


> for elected officials at all levels.

> for citizens who carry concerns.

> for the courts that will render judgments.

> for Americans of all persuasions, who must find a way to respond to the final outcome.


> God is on the throne.

> One day there will be a final line.

Appetites, Emotions, and Love

What I know about cooking begins with grocery shopping, proceeds to the microwave, then finds its place in the family lore. Win or lose, we live to eat another day.

Emotions are more colorful and complicated. While I don’t fear what’s in the oven, I share with most of my friends a strong sense of alarm at what may emerge in this land.

My purpose here is not to predict outcomes because no one knows the future––except Almighty God, Who has a plan which will surely come to pass. Rather, I want to share some reflections with my friends because I have a hunch I’m not alone.

I am disgusted by the bald-faced lies that cloud this election, and furious that the truth is suppressed. One party is fueled by evil; the other is consumed with self-preservation. The true and the right have become obstacles instead of sacred goals.

At the same time, I am so proud of the hundreds of courageous poll-working citizens who have testified––under penalty of perjury––to what they actually saw and heard.

I have followed the hearings in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Georgia. Some of those who testified have lost friends, family ties, had their jobs threatened, and have been forced to change their phone numbers. In sharing this, some of them were brought to tears.

Several who are immigrants, and now proud citizens, went on and on about their love for this country. They had volunteered to work long hours as an expression of loyalty and love for their new homeland. They displayed courage and grace in the face of insults and intimidation.

When one follows the rules in cooking, the outcome is usually pleasant. Not so, apparently, with elections.

But enough of this…almost.

Love is not namby-pamby. It is the most powerful, enduring, renewing, and noble motivation. It

stiffens the righteous will for the good fight. To be driven by anything else is to live off of one’s savings.

So take inventory of what you’re living for, what you love the most. If it’s love for all that is good and true and right, ask God for more of it because you will need it. If there is gnawing anger, ask God to replace it because it will devour you. He will and He can, because love comes from God.

There is plenty of action ahead. Your country needs you for many days to come. And who knows but what God may smile on our efforts. He can do that, too.

The Election and Its Fallout

These are 13 areas I’ll be watching over the next month or more: 

1.  Results of some still contested races.

2.  The many court challenges to irregularities.

3.  Additional info on compromised voting hardware/software. 

4.  How/why election-related software––lodged in other countries––could influence U. S. elections.

5.  $$$ from specific countries related to U.S. election machines/systems. 

6.  $$$ that some U. S. politicians and/or family members may have gained through the purchase of these machines/systems. 

7.  An explanation of how/why voting machines in multiple states halted, then resumed, in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2020––seemingly in coordinated fashion.

8.  Info on U. S. Government offices and individuals who may have engaged in election criminality.

9.  The thousands of eyewitnesses to possible crimes who have stepped forward to testify under oath. 

10.  Exposés/political shakeups at the state and federal levels.

11.  Threats to Americans who investigate or testify to election corruption.

12.  SCOTUS decisions.

13.  How the American people will respond.


Rest assured that in and through all current events, the God of history is unfolding His plan for this country.

Rebuilding Election Confidence: Recounting Legal Ballots, Restoring Trust

Links to Breitbart (1), Breitbart (2), and Townhall (3)

PHOTO: AZ SOS Katie Hobbs / AP, From the Townhall Article Below

1. In Pennsylvania, True the Vote sues on behalf of four Pennsylvania counties.

“Their findings, they said, could reveal double votes, votes cast by ineligible voters, votes cast by felons, votes cast by non-citizens, and votes cast through ballot harvesting…The Pennsylvania election process was an embarrassment to our country and an affront to our deep-seated value of protecting Americans’ basic Constitutional right to vote.”


2. Georgia Announces By-Hand Recount of All Votes…in every county.

“…[D]ue to the narrow margins, (Georgia Sec. of State) Raffensperger is requiring a ‘by-hand’ recount in all 159 counties.”


3. Arizona’s Sec. of State Katie Hobbs (D) Refuses to Allow an Independent Analysis of Voting Data.

Senate President Karen Fann (R-Prescott): “And for the integrity of our democracy, why wouldn’t we want to get to the bottom of these questions?”

Also, “…the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit against [Hobbs] over allegations that Maricopa County ‘incorrectly rejected votes cast by in-person voters on Election Day.’”


Beyond Elections: What Kind of World?

A nonpartisan piece

PHOTO: Creative Commons

While one political party may celebrate and the other mourn an outcome, this post is about something universal: something that goes to the core of human existence, something that challenges both parties. It’s this:

In which world will we Americans choose to live?

1. A world with God, or

2. One without


Our nation was founded upon the enduring principle that our Creator bestowed certain inalienable rights, including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Flowing from this creed is the acceptance of a basic moral order; the preciousness of every member of the human family; and the nuclear family, itself.

Enshrined in the Constitution, these God-given individual rights are to be secured and defended by government. Here is found the balance between standards and liberty, between “form and freedom.” The guardrails for behavior in society, while not always observed, are widely accepted. Other people’s beliefs, conscience, and practices are respected or tolerated, if not celebrated.


In a world that is the product of material, energy, time and chance, the human mind is king. The human mind determines who is worthy to exist and who may be destroyed. The human mind codifies what is acceptable behavior and that which falls short.

In this world, humans determine the rules, which vary from one generation to the next. Order is made possible by the exercise of raw power, and no one is safe.


Believe me when I say that this is not intended to be a partisan post. Some in my Republican party have ventured from a world in which God exists, or has anything to say to us. From my vantage point, Democrats have been on this sojourn far longer.

We all need to take inventory.


Where is our assurance that, in the end, we will not give an account for our lives?

The future of our nation depends on returning to the One Who made us, acknowledging His sovereignty over human affairs, and humbling ourselves in repentance.

Like it or hate it; take it or leave it; God will not be mocked. The ancient writings say, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” While first given to Israel, the general principle applies to all peoples.

In which world?

The Pied Piper of Obtuseness

by Micah Clark, Executive Director of the American Family Association

October 28, 2020
         Christian pastor and author John Piper is unquestionably a good man, and an influential leader in evangelical circles for many valid reasons, but political discernment apparently isn’t one of them.

         Piper recently wrote on his Desiring God blog, a very convoluted piece about voting in this election. It makes some of the strangest moral equivalencies and false dichotomies that I have ever read from a solid Christian leader.   It is clear that Piper doesn’t like Donald Trump’s personality, pride, arrogance, or bluster.  (Well, who does?)   Yet, Piper goes so far as to specifically place those character flaws on the same level as 60 million abortions since 1973 and the numerous other moral issues at stake this election.     

        Piper seems to completely miss that this election is not a battle of personalities, it is a battle of worldviews.  One worldview offers freedom of religion, the right to life, and free enterprise.  The other worldview is set to rapidly march toward a political belief system that was responsible for 120 million deaths last century.  

         Ironically, John Piper pastors in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Does he really think that those who set his city on fire did so mimicking Donald Trump’s pride?   Does he not know that these people are Marxist revolutionaries, not Trump protegees?    

         I respect Pastor Piper, but I think his article’s premise is fundamentally flawed.  Moreover, much of what he decries could have been applied to Barack Obama, LBJ or Richard Nixon, and perhaps Joe Biden too.   Additionally, there have been many polite, well-mannered politicians like perhaps Woodrow Wilson or Jimmy Carter, or modest judges who never once speak to the media, who did horrible things to America through their offices. 

         Almost all politicians have an above average ego and level of pride that drives them to run for office.  God used flawed persons who did good things (think of King David) throughout the Bible.   He never condoned their personal sins, but they are highlighted because of the good that they did in their leadership positions.  

         Character is important. I am not telling readers who to vote for or against, but as the head of a public policy organization, I urge you vote based upon substantive reasons.  There are certainly criminal things that should, and do, disqualify people for office, but once they are on the ballot and up for a vote, it is almost always their policies that will matter the most over time.  

          Without naming Piper, the Family Research Council addressed this mindset with this good quote in their daily email on Monday:

         “Character always matters, but if a completely virtuous person is not one of your choices, maybe the policies represented by one candidate are more virtuous than the policies of the other candidates… In a situation where all the candidates are flawed, we might be able to find clarity if we allow ourselves to think less about people involved and more about policies that will be affected… In addition, if there is no ‘best candidate,’ it may be helpful to think about the ‘best team.’ No politician works alone.”  ––Joseph Backholm’s “Myths of Christian Voting”

The Enthusiasm Gap

“Practically no one — and that’s not an exaggeration — shows up to Biden-Harris events, while Trump’s personal appearances literally look like rock concerts.”

PHOTO: From breitbart.com article below




August 5, 2017

Election integrity is the cure.

More registered voters than adults over 18 in: SanDiego County (138%). SanFrancisco County (114%). “L.A. County may be as high as 144%.”

What are you hiding, CA Secretary of State, Alex Padilla?See Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act. (Enacted by Democrats and signed by Pres. Bill Clinton, in 1993––for those determined to believe that its purpose was voter suppression.)

The letter from Judicial Watch “gives Padilla 14 days to respond, and 90 days to correct alleged violations of the law.”