Lesko Stands Up for Constitution; Agrees With Objection to Pennsylvania Electors

Washington, January 7, 2021 | Rachel Harris (202-417-0746)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) released the following statement after her vote to agree with the objection to electors from the state of Pennsylvania:

“Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution says that the manner in which presidential elections are conducted must follow state law. After listening to debate and studying evidence, I believe that Pennsylvania did not follow state law while conducting the presidential election and thus violated the U.S. Constitution. In Pennsylvania, state law dictates that the deadline for a county board of elections to receive a mail-in ballot is 8 p.m. on Election Day. Instead of following state law, judges, without any authorization by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, usurped legislative power by extending that deadline to three days after Election Day. The Pennsylvania secretary of state also violated Pennsylvania state law, and thus the U.S. Constitution, by removing the state law mandate that requires all applications for absentee or mail-in ballots for non-disabled and non-military voters be signed by the applicant. In line with upholding my oath to follow the U.S. Constitution, I voted to agree with the objection to Pennsylvania’s electors.”

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