Donald Trump issued a warning to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton after he said he would not object to counting Electoral College votes when Congress meets on Wednesday to certify Joe Biden’s victory.
“How can you certify an election when the numbers being certified are verifiably WRONG. You will see the real numbers tonight during my speech, but especially on JANUARY 6th,” Trump tweeted.
To the potential 2024 contender for the Republican Party nomination for president, Trump issued this warning: “Republicans have pluses & minuses, but one thing is sure, THEY NEVER FORGET!”
“The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states—not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College—not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts—not Congress. Under the Constitution and federal law, Congress’s power is limited to counting electoral votes submitted by the states.”
He argued that if Congress overturns the results of the Electoral College, it would “establish unwise precedents”. Such a move will take power from the hands of the people and place it the hands of whichever party controls Congress. He also said that smaller states, like his own would lose their power to select presidents.