Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky takes 0n ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos over election fraud issues
Kentucky’s Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky faced off with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning over concerns about election integrity and voter fraud.
“This election was not stolen,” Stephanopoulos put to Paul as his first question. “Do you accept that fact?”
“What I would say is that the debate over whether or not there was fraud should occur,” Paul said. “We never had any presentation in court where we actually looked at the evidence. Most cases were thrown out for lack of standing, which is a procedural way of not actually hearing the question. There were several states in which the law was changed by the secretary of state and not the state legislature. To me, those are clearly unconstitutional, and I think there’s there’s still a chance that those actually do finally work their way up to the Supreme Court.” Source” Fox News.
The Senator also blasted the Democrats over their decision to proceed with Impeachment proceedings.
We agree that the ultimate issue of fraud has not been submitted to a fact-finder (Jury or Judge) where witnesses would be compelled to testify under penalty of perjury. The cases seem to have been dismissed on procedural grounds. Therefore, we have pressed for a loosing of the rules wherein a jury would presumptively decide the matters. Of course, we have no way of knowing how a jury would have ruled–but this begs the question.
We also think that the Impeachment of private citizens is on shaky Constitutional grounds. The whole purpose of the procedure is to remove an officeholder from the office.