Graham says colleagues challenging election results have a ‘high bar’ to clear

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham won the GOP primary on Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham won the GOP primary on Tuesday.
Updated: Jan. 3, 2021 at 12:46 PM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIS) - Sen. Lindsey Graham is calling the efforts of several of his Republican colleagues to challenge the results of the presidential election in several states and form a commission to investigate the votes cast ineffective.

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“Proposing a commission at this late date – which has zero chance of becoming reality – is not effectively fighting for President Trump. It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy,” wrote the Senator in a Sunday statement. “They have a high bar to clear,” Graham added after promising to hear his colleagues make their case.

However, Graham did not go as far as some of his colleagues like Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) to criticize some of their fellow Republican’s efforts.

In a statement on the certification of the election, Toomey wrote, “allegations of fraud by a losing campaign cannot justify overturning an election.”

Graham wrote that he is looking forward to hearing his colleague’s objections to the election results, but said they will have a big task ahead of them to effectively make their case.

“They will need to provide proof of the charges they are making. They will also need to provide clear and convincing evidence that the failure to act – in both the state and federal courts and the states legislatures which investigated these claims – was made in error,” Graham wrote. “They will also need to show that the failure to take corrective action in addressing election fraud changed the outcome of these states’ votes and ultimately the outcome of the election.

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