Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks took to the House floor Wednesday to support President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion of voter fraud in the recent presidential election and challenged “left-wing media” efforts to silence “serious discussion” on the problem of non-citizens illegally voting in U.S. elections.
“Mr. Speaker, President-elect Donald Trump opined in a tweet on November 27 that ‘In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.’ As would be expected, a circus of left-wing, media pundits immediately pounced on President-elect Trump’s opinion in an effort to silence serious discussion of the noncitizen voter fraud problem,” Brooks said from the floor.
Brooks went on to describe the voter fraud challenges he believed his home-state of Alabama faced in the most recent Presidential elections.
Brooks continued, “In January of 2016, the United States Election Assistance Commission approved Alabama’s proof of citizenship voter registration requirement. The League of Women Voters then challenged proof of citizenship laws in the Washington, D.C., federal courts. In an astonishing ruling in September of 2016, a mere six weeks before the election, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia entered a preliminary injunction that barred Alabama, Kansas, Georgia, and, indirectly, any other state, from requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote.”
“Now what does all of this mean?” Brooks pondered. “It means that, right before the presidential election, federal courts created a massive legal hole that empowers non-citizens to register to vote and, once registered, to vote in America’s elections with impunity, thereby undermining and diluting the vote of lawful Americans and striking at the very heart of our democracy.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Trump’s team will provide substantial evidence of the alleged voter fraud.
Watched Brooks’ entire speech below: