The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee says allegations of voting irregularities should be investigated.
Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson opened the hearing and insisted that legitimate concerns about voter integrity must be taken seriously and secure voting systems must be restored.
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Michigan Democrat Gary Peters accused President Trump and his supporters of sowing seeds of doubt about the election results and undermining America’s democracy. He said it is being fueled by “dangerous lies.”
Senator Peters said Joe Biden was the clear winner of the presidential election and insisted that claims of widespread voting fraud are absolutely false.
Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr testified that the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots in the 2020 election have raised legitimate concerns.
Trump campaign attorney James Troupis argued that there were tens of thousands of voting discrepancies in Wisconsin.
Lawyers for President Trump and the Republican Party have not prevailed in dozens of election legal challenges in battleground states. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected two of the cases.