UPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Monday, January 25, 2021
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has continued to firmly assert that voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election. In an interview on Sunday, Paul said there were instances of people voting twice, dead people voting and illegal immigrants voting during the election.
Paul also noted in several states, voting laws were unconstitutionally changed by secretary of states.
“There were several states in which the law was changed by the secretary of state and not the state legislature. To me those are clearly unconstitutional, and I think there’s still a chance that those actually do finally work their way up to the Supreme Court,” Paul explained.
Although Paul was outlining concerns millions of Americans have expressed, ABC talk show host George Stephanopoulous attempted to dismiss the claims as dishonest.
“People coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything is a lie instead of saying there are two sides to everything. Historically what would happen is if I said that I thought there was fraud, you would interview someone else that would say there wasn’t,” Paul stated. “But now you insert yourself in the middle and say the absolute fact is everything I’m saying is a lie.”
I voted to certify the electors and seat the new President. It’s not about that anymore. They won’t even admit there is election fraud and want to pretend nothing happened.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 24, 2021
Paul’s rebuttal did not stop the former Clinton White House adviser’s attacks, prompting the Republican once again to call out the mainstream media.
Despite liberal outlets animus towards claims of election fraud, Paul said he will be working to address alleged irregularities over the next two years.
“In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on them and no address. Historically, those were thrown out, this time they weren’t. They made special accommodations because they said, ‘oh it’s pandemic and people forgot what their address was,’ so they changed the law after the fact,” Paul said. “That is wrong, that’s unconstitutional, and I plan on spending the next two years going around state to state and fixing these problems, and I wont be cast out by liberals in the media who say ‘there’s no evidence here and you’re a liar if you talk about election fraud,’ no, let’s have an open debate, it’s a free country.”
Paul stressed that alleged irregularities need to be investigated in order to increase confidence in our elections.