MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s two senators are so far non-committal on the efforts in Congress to overturn the results of the presidential election, but our state’s at-large member of the House of Representatives has just taken a decisive stand.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong, joining several other House members in the release, argues that Congress has no authority to overturn the electoral votes sent in by the states.
The released statement begins with an acknowledgment of voting irregularities in several states. “The people cannot trust a system that refuses to guarantee that only legal votes are cast to select its leaders,” it reads. “The elections held in at least six battleground states raise profound questions, and it is a legal, constitutional, and moral imperative that they be answered.”
Citing the Twelfth Amendment, Armstrong and his colleagues argue that it’s not the job of Congress to pick and choose which electoral votes count.