While a dozen senators, including Senator Steve Daines, have stated their plans to object when members of Congress meet today to count and confirm the Electoral College votes, in a letter sent today, the American Civil Liberties Union urged Congress to oppose the efforts led by President Trump to trample the will of the American electorate. These efforts to undermine the will of the voters are unprecedented in U.S. history and have no legal basis.
According to Caitlin Borgmann, ACLU of Montana Executive Director:
“Senator Daines will violate his oath to protect and defend the Constitution if he wrongly objects to properly state-certified electoral votes. He and his colleagues will inflict lasting damage to our republic and to our democratic norms of self-governance and undermine the will of the voters. This effort is illegitimate and based on false allegations of voter fraud — a trope used throughout our country’s history to target the voting rights and political power of racial minorities, including Montana’s Indigenous voters. Despite over 60 legal challenges that were filed to subvert the will of the people, the courts, federal and state, have been unanimous: Our legal system cannot be used to steal an election.”
The letter the ACLU sent to members of Congress is available here.