Tuberville keeps promise, one of only six senators to object to Arizona’s electors
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the objection earlier in the day, and, after hours of turmoil, the Senate finished its deliberation on the matter shortly after 9:00 p.m. CST.
Tuberville and Cruz were two of only six senators to ultimately vote to sustain the objection, along with Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS).
Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) vote “no” on sustaining the objection, as did 92 other senators.
The objection was destined to fail, however the day’s violence led to some additional Republican senators deciding not to reject the electors.
On Tuesday, Tuberville stated about his decision: “Tomorrow afternoon I will join Senator Ted Cruz in objecting to Electoral College results from Arizona, and I am carefully considering additional states that may require my objection.”
“In our country, elections are generally governed by the individual states, but there are serious questions about whether, for example, Arizona’s electors were selected in accordance with the duly enacted laws of the State of Arizona, which is a requirement of the United States Constitution,” he continued. “Elections are too important to allow significant deviations from state law, and I am hopeful that the process tomorrow will at least shine a bright light on the need to investigate potential wrongdoing and to propose reforms. I believe the appointment of a commission to study this issue and propose reforms, either at the state or federal level, would be a positive step toward ensuring the integrity of future elections.”
“Under President Trump’s leadership, we’ve seen unprecedented efforts to protect our southern border, cut taxes for Americans, and confirm a record number of conservative judges to the Federal bench. It is critical to ensure the voices of the millions of Americans who voted for President Trump are heard and not diminished by voter fraud or election irregularities,” Tuberville concluded.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn