Conservatives to U.S. Senate: Protect the Republic

Conservative Action Project — Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Washington, DC

To the Members of the United States Senate:

The United States of America is a democratic, constitutional republic. Your highest duty as a Senator is to protect that republic and to properly and faithfully discharge your oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the United States Constitution.

The Constitution vests the legislatures of the States with the responsibility and plenary power for choosing presidential electors. Every state has enacted election codes that allow the voters of the state to participate in the decision as to which presidential candidate’s electors are to be certified.

When, as happened in several states in 2020, the election codes enacted by the state legislatures are ignored or violated, such that there is a serious question casting the outcome of the election in doubt, the U.S. Constitution is the final authority. Thus, the decisions regarding the electors must revert to the constitutional procedures.

Both the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Electoral Count Act provide for a procedure in a situation where there are contested electoral votes from any states.

Following the 2020 election, substantial evidence has been presented to courts and state legislatures of clear and extensive election irregularities, violations of state law, and large numbers of illegal votes that were counted and certified. In several states, there are more illegal votes included in the certified numbers than the margin of victory for the certified winner from the state.

More than 50 million American voters believe the election was stolen or somehow illegitimate due to the large number of irregularities, illegal votes improperly counted, the myriad state laws that were ignored or violated, and elections that were conducted in a manner significantly inconsistent with state law.

This situation is unsustainable in a democratic republic. The people must know there is integrity in the election process and that their votes matter. The American people have a right to know and believe that the election of the President of the United States is legitimate and conforms to the plain language of the laws and the United States Constitution.

We call upon you to do your duty under the Constitution. We ask you to conduct a public hearing prior to the counting of electoral votes on January 6, and receive and review the evidence of the problems of the state elections, particularly in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona. We ask you to study carefully and consider the Constitutional obligations and duties conferred upon you as Senators. Be willing to stand up for the Constitution and the rule of law, and contest the electoral votes from these states. Only then will these matters be addressed publicly, and the restoration of the constitutional system assured.


Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman
Constitutional Congress, Inc.
L. Brent Bozell, III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell
President
The Leadership Institute
Thomas Fitton
President
Judicial Watch, Inc.
Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute
Cleta Mitchell
Attorney
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Honorable Jim DeMint
Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
William L. Walton
President
Council for National Policy
The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
President
Let Freedom Ring, Inc.
The Honorable Tony Perkins
President
Family Research Council
The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel
U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

All organizations listed for IDENTIFICATION purposes only.

The Conservative Action Project (CAP) was founded in 2008 by many conservative leaders, with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III serving as Founding Chairman. The group works to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. CAP routinely issues "Memos to the Movement" demonstrating consensus among conservatives on key issues.