Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday, during a Senate hearing on election integrity, said he believed that the 2020 presidential election “in many ways was stolen” and that “fraud happened.”
“We can’t just say it didn’t happen. We can’t just say 4,000 people voted in Nevada that were noncitizens and we’re just going to ignore it, we’re going to sweep it under the rug and say oh, the courts have decided the facts. The courts have not decided the facts. The courts never looked at the facts,” he said.
“The courts don’t like elections. They’ve stayed out of it by finding an excuse, standing or otherwise, to stay out of it. But the fraud happened. The election in many ways was stolen. And the only way it will be fixed is by, in the future, reinforcing the laws,” he said.
Paul said courts have been historically reticent to get involved with elections and look at fraud, but he hoped they would look at the question of whether non-legislators, such as secretaries of state, can change state election laws without the approval of the legislature.
“This happened in many, many states. Probably two dozen states decided to accept ballots after the election. Two dozen states decided they could mail out applications or mail out ballots, all without the will of the legislature,” he said.
Ken Starr, a former U.S. circuit judge, 39th solicitor general of the United States, and special counsel for the Whitewater investigation into the Clinton administration, said the Constitution is very clear that it is the prerogative of the state legislatures to determine what the election rules and laws are. Via – Breitbart