Congressman Chabot: Do Not Vote To Overturn The Decision By The States

Congressman Chabot: Do Not Vote To Overturn The Decision By The States

An open note to my Congressman Rep. Steve Chabot.

2020 was the first year that I have ever voted for you in your entire career. I didn’t vote for you because I admire you (I don’t), I simply voted for you because your Democratic opponent refused to not vote for Nancy Pelosi as the Speaker of the House. Don’t make me your political enemy in 2022 by trying to overturn the essence of federalism and the power of the individual states in their Constitutional role of checks and balances in the selection of our POTUS.

Efforts to reject the votes of the Electoral College and sow doubt about Joe Biden’s victory (whom I did not vote for and do not think will be a good POTUS) strike at the foundation of our republic. It is difficult to conceive of a more anti-democratic and anti-conservative act than a federal intervention to overturn the results of state-certified elections and disenfranchise millions of Americans. The fact that this effort will fail does not mean it will not do significant damage to American democracy.

I promise that if you vote to not accept the state’s electoral votes, I will actively support your strongest opponent in 2022 and will work to make sure you do not win re-election.

Mr. Biden will be a very poor POTUS, but he won this election. It is now your job to keep him in check using the prescribed Constitutional powers and to recruit and groom a qualified replacement in 2024. It is not your job to be at war with the decision of the various states.

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