Rosendale announces intention to vote against certification of Electoral College votes

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 12:42:26-05

One day after he was sworn into office, Montana's sole congressman announced he intends to oppose certification of the Electoral College votes.

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale said in a press release issued Tuesday morning that there is "clear, widespread credible allegations of fraud and irregularities" in the 2020 election that was won by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“I will be voting to oppose the certification of the presidential electors from certain disputed states. Democrats have done the same in every presidential election since 2000 that has been won by a Republican," Rosendale said in the press release.

"It is clear that there are widespread, credible allegations of fraud and irregularities in many states, and that these allegations have endangered the American people’s faith in our electoral process. I support the effort to create an Electoral Commission to conduct a 10-day audit of election returns. This is a logical step to help restore faith in the results of this election and one that has historical precedent dating back to 1877."

Rosendale joins a group of elected officials that includes Sen. Steve Daines of Montana who have announced their intention of opposing the certification of the electoral votes in Congress set to take place Wednesday.

"All Americans have the right to a fair, secure election, and should be confident that the process ensures all legitimate ballots are counted, and all fraudulent ballots are rejected," Rosendale said in the press release. "It’s sad that Democrats and their lackeys in the media are so blinded by partisan hatred for President Trump that they’re unable to live up to the precedent they have set and take appropriate action to safeguard our elections.”