Sen. Cruz on Hannity: The American People Want Every Vote That Was Legally Cast Counted
November 6, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas - As election officials continue to count ballots across the country, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared on Fox News' ‘Hannity' to discuss the controversy surrounding the counting process and the need to follow the law to protect the integrity of our elections.
On earlier efforts to prevent effective election observers in Pennsylvania, Sen. Cruz said:
"What we're seeing tonight, what we've been seeing the last three days is outrageous, it is partisan, it is political, and it is lawless. And we're seeing this pattern in Democratic city after Democratic city. But the worst in the country right now is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they're not allowing the election observers in, despite clear state law that requires election observers being there. Despite an order from a state judge saying election observers have to be within six feet of the ballot counting. They're just ignoring the law. They're defying the law."
On Sen. Cruz's call for the Department of Justice to take action and enforce the law, Sen. Cruz added:
"The standard should be that we should be following the law. We should be following the Constitution. We should be following federal law. We should be following state law. [...] In my view, we need the Department of Justice in there to enforce the law and we need public scrutiny. The media is acting as an apologist for what's going on here."
On the importance of counting every vote legally cast and the need for election observers, Sen. Cruz concluded:
"The answer that I want to see, the outcome I want to see, is to count every vote that was legally cast and for the president to win. [...] We need to get observers in there now. Not an hour from now. Not two hours from now. Right now."
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