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Gov. Hogan: 'The American people, not the politicians, elect the president'

Governor Larry Hogan
Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 13:42:08-05

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan issued a statement on attempts to oppose certification of the Presidential Election results.

This comes after 11 Republican senators and senator-elects announced they will reject electors from "disputed states," call for a commission "to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in those states," and for the states to call a special legislative session "to certify their vote in a manner consistent with the findings of the commission’s audit."

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In his statement, Gov. Hogan said:

“Throughout my lifetime, American democracy has been a beacon of light across the world. Freedom-loving people have marveled at America because the people—not the politicians—elect the president, and the politicians respect the result.

“The scheme by members of Congress to reject the certification of the presidential election makes a mockery of our system and who we are as Americans.

“President Trump and his team have had every opportunity to provide evidence supporting their claims, and they have failed to do so. Their allegations have been flatly rejected by Trump-appointed judges and a Trump-appointed Justice Department alike.

“All 50 states have now certified the presidential election. Governors, judges, and Secretaries of State have all done their job, regardless of the political consequences.

“Whether or not you like the result, the process worked as it always has. What’s not working is that far too many politicians in Washington seem to have forgotten the basic principle that they are beholden to the people, not the other way around.”