Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on election irregularities

Senate Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on election irregularities

Trump campaign attorney James Troupis gestures as he gives an opening statement during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

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UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Senate Homeland Security Committee recently heard testimony regarding voting irregularities in the 2020 election.

During Wednesday’s hearing, lawmakers heard from several witnesses, including former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Christopher Krebs and Elections Commissioner Donald Palmer.

Attorney James Troupis suggested the left urged the Supreme Court to ignore substantive issues within the election, including claims of voter fraud. He argued that Democrats have continued to fail in rebutting irregularities while choosing to ignore them instead.

Committee chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) also blasted ranking Democrat Gary Peters (D-Mich.) after the Michigan senator accused Johnson of amplifying disinformation.

Johnson has made it very clear that there’s no denying fraud occurred during this election and lawmakers have a responsibility to Americans to provide clarity. Many Republicans on the panel said changes must be made regarding election law in the future.

Trump campaign attorneys James Troupis, Jesse Binnall, and Christopher Krebs, former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, are sworn in during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pointed out that a court’s decision to dismiss a case alleging voter fraud doesn’t mean fraud did not take place.

During the hearing Wednesday, the Kentucky senator asked former Solicitor General Ken Starr if the cases were dismissed for procedural reasons. Starr agreed and went on to say the best example of this was the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss a Texas lawsuit contesting election results in four battleground states.

Sen. Paul said it’s important to recognize the courts are not stating that there was no fraud.

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