Cavanaugh offers support for challenge to Electoral College vote — ‘This is about trust in our democracy’
Twinkle Cavanaugh voiced her support this week for a congressional challenge to the results of the Electoral College.
In a conversation with Yellowhammer News, the president of the Alabama Public Service Commission emphasized the need for voters across the country to feel confident in knowing the presidential election was fairly administered.
“We have to restore trust in the integrity of our elections,” she asserted. “More than three out of every four people who voted for President Trump believe the election was stolen from him. As a nation, we cannot let that kind of distrust fester without further examining our election process.”
The polling data Cavanaugh referred to showed that 77% of Trump voters believe the election was stolen from him. More than one-third of all voters shared that same sentiment, according to the poll.
Cavanaugh, whose 1.39 million votes in November were the most in Alabama history for a non-presidential candidate, sees recent moves by other elected officials in Alabama as positive steps toward guaranteeing the proper examination of the results.
“I’ve been glad to see some of our leaders in Alabama take a stand for election integrity,” she noted. “Attorney General Marshall joined the lawsuit initiated by Texas, and Congressman Brooks has promised to contest the electoral college votes on the floor of the House. I hope other members of the delegation join in the effort.”
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) has announced that he will challenge the Electoral College votes of several states on January 6. The formal support of at least one senator will be needed to force floor debate and votes by each chamber on the respective states in question. Under the current results of voting by electors last week, former Vice President Joe Biden would be installed as president on January 20.
In addition to citing irregularities in certain states with late reporting and technological breakdowns, Cavanaugh believes recent history lends to the credibility of the effort.
“I saw Franklin Graham tweeting the other day about how President Trump has been proven correct in so many things which liberals and the media fought against,” she said. “Reverend Graham pointed out that President Trump was right about false accusations from the media. He was right about there being no Russian collusion. He was right about his campaign being spied on by the Obama-Biden Administration. So recent history should tell us that President Trump is right when he says this election was stolen from him.”
When asked what factor weighs the strongest in her decision to support a challenge, she highlighted again her view of the importance of trust among voters.
“This is about trust in our democracy,” she concluded. “This is about having confidence in the integrity of our elections. We have to continue to fight to preserve everything that goes with the bedrock constitutional right to vote. The future of our country depends on it.”
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia