Georgia State Senators Ask Pence to Hold Off Jan. 6 Electoral Vote

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Two Dozen Georgia state senators have begun a motion to delay the Jan 6 counting of electoral college votes. The letter is directed to Vice President Pence and is formally asking him to delay the count

“There’s about 16 or 18 of us now that signed this letter to the Vice President … asking him to delay the electoral vote for 10 to 12 days,” Sen. Brandon Beach told The Epoch Times.

“We were going to get it to him tomorrow morning,” Beach said, adding that more Senators might still sign-on.

Citing concerns over election integrity, Beach said: “People are saying yeah there is something here, there’s something that just doesn’t pass the smell test—that there was some irregularities, there was some impropriety going on in the voting process,” he said.

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The Epoch Times reported that “Ballots and voting machines need to be forensically audited, especially in Fulton county,” according to Beach. “The biggest concerns he has related to the State Farm Arena’s vote-tabulation center in Atlanta. It appears that a state election monitor was absent for a part of the counting process and that Republican poll watchers were led to believe the counting was over when it, in fact, wasn’t.”

Jenna Ellis, a Trump campaign advisor, and attorney suggested that Pence delay the certifying of the electoral votes on Jan. 6 and ask legislators in the contested states to clarify who the legitimate electors are.

“What Mike Pence could do, and what he should do, in fact, is to direct a question back to the state legislatures when there are two competing slates of delegates from these six states.

“He can ask that question to the states and say, ‘Well, state legislators, you know, I have an oath to the Constitution to uphold the Constitution as written in Article II Section 1.2, which says the state legislatures direct the manner in which electoral delegates are selected, so you tell me which of these two slates was selected in the manner that your state general assembly has designated,’” Ellis told Just the News television show The Water Cooler.

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Beach was asked if they had discussed certifying electors he said: “If the Vice President is able to take our letters to postpone, then we would be in session and we could discuss what we could maybe do as a state senate in a state house.

“Right now, we can’t do anything because we’re not in session,” he added.

Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp and other state governors have refused to call the state congresses to a session to discuss the above.

“Since Congress meets Wednesday regarding the electoral college vote, a special session before they meet is not an option,” state Senator Kay Kirkpatrick told The Epoch Times via email. “But I will continue to fight for the truth.”

“I am working every day to get to the facts of any and all fraud reports,” she added. “It is critical that we can trust our election system. I have been dividing my time between looking into all aspects of the Nov. 3 election and trying to get our two U.S. Senators re-elected.”