Democracy is dependent upon trust. Trust in a system. Trust in a Nation that agrees to operate and abide by the rules established by said system. Democracy is trust.
Trust in freedom, liberty. But trust is earned and easily lost. The 2020 election has set fire to the bridge of trust for many Americans and a long road must now be traveled to reestablish our trust.
That is unless our leaders decisively act to root out corruption and the source of our mistrust in the system. Senator Ted Cruz has become the point man on forcing the hand of Congress to ensure that an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in several disputed states happens. The audit would be essential to establishing if the 2020 election was indeed corrupted with fraud and deceit on the behalf of Democrats and begin to reconcile broken trust with American voters.
From his presser released yesterday:
“We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.
“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.
“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise. But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue. A fair and credible audit-conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20-would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.
“These are matters worthy of the Congress, and entrusted to us to defend. We do not take this action lightly. We are acting not to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it. And every one of us should act together to ensure that the election was lawfully conducted under the Constitution and to do everything we can to restore faith in our Democracy.”