A Dec. 29 petition asking Rep. Peter Welch to investigate electoral fraud has been signed by more than 330 Vermonters, so far, petition author Guy Page said today.
The petition was first published on Vermont Daily, an online daily newspaper published by Page, and has been circulated via social media. It is also featured in a banner ad on http://www.vtwatercooler.com. The petition will be sent to Welch and/or presented to his Vermont representatives on Monday, January 4.
“I’m concerned that our nation is facing a crisis in which both sides – those that believe electoral fraud happened and those that don’t – are convinced they are right, and expect the other side to just submit,” Page said. “Preferably before Inauguration Day on January 20, Congress must investigate to determine whether election fraud affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.”
Page noted that Welch is regarded in Washington as a congressman willing to work across the aisle and put principle above partisan politics. “I have spoken with staffers for Republican congressman who say this is true,” Page said. “If there was ever a time for Vermont to play a leadership role in a national crisis, this is it.”
He said he hopes that a full, fair airing of the allegations of fraud in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and other battleground states will lead to a national consensus about what actually happened, and will guide the country to proceed with a minimum of disruption. If that consensus happens, the U.S. can avoid both the declaration of martial law (as feared by some, including many Biden supporters) and the end of the republic form of government (as feared by some, including many Trump supporters).
“This petition isn’t about Trump or Biden,” Page said. “It’s about maintaining citizen faith in our Constitution, our elections and our elected leaders.”
The petition reads as follows:
Petition To Rep. Peter Welch From Concerned Vermonters:
Investigate Alleged Election Fraud
To: the Honorable Peter Welch, Vermontrepresentative to the U.S. House of Representatives:
America and all other republics depend on the real and perceived integrity, honesty and accuracy of elections;
More than a third of Americans believe Vice-President Joseph Biden’s 2020 declared electoral victory is not legitimate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll;
Well-informed, thoughtful public figures have published evidence supporting allegations of significant fraud in the 2020 presidential election;
The consequences of a large minority not accepting the constitutional legitimacy of a sitting president are abhorrent to any thinking American;
When you were asked at a Dec. 22 press conference “if you were persuaded either before or after Inauguration Day that the 2020 general election was a victim of significant electoral fraud, would you call for and support a House investigation?”, you answered, “There is no basis for that. We just saw Attorney General Barr, the appointee of President Trump, state that he would not appoint a special prosecutor. Because there was absolutely no evidence to support the allegation that there was any significant electoral fraud. It’s not there. So the answer is no….”
Congress has supreme legal authority to resolve contested outcomes of presidential elections;
We urge you to publicly support prompt, open, impartial, and thorough investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives to determine the merits of allegations of 2020 presidential election fraud.
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