- GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s longstanding claims of voter sham collapsed on Saturday.
- Cawthorn maintained that he contested the election “to hold up the Constitution.”
- When pressed by CNN’s Pamela Brown to cite set cases of fraud, Cawthorn was unable to do so.
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GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina approached into office pledging to contest President Joe Biden’s electoral win.
Throughout the evening of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol affrays, Cawthorn continued to challenge the election results for both Arizona and Pennsylvania, emphasizing his focus on election integrity and the Constitution.
To whatever manner, during a Saturday interview with CNN’s Pamela Brown, his argument for contesting the results fell apart.
When Cawthorn was implored by Brown for evidence supporting claims of voter fraud, he was unable to cite any specific cases.
“The things that I was not objecting to the selection on behalf of was things like Dominion voting machines changing ballots, or these U-Haul trucks pulling up stuffed with ballots for Joe Biden as president,” he said.
“The thing I was objecting for is things like, like I said in the state of Wisconsin, principally in the town of Madison … there was an appointed official in that town who actually went against the will of the state legislature and forged ballot drop boxes, which is basically ballot harvesting that was happening in the parks,” he continued.
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Brown cued the 25-year-old freshman congressman that then-President Donald Trump’s campaign litigated several Wisconsin ballot emanations and lost in court.
When Brown asked if Cawthorn had seen any specific cases of fraud, he could not come up with an accept the blame for.
“So you wanted to throw out millions of votes without actually seeing any concrete evidence of fraud?” Brown asked. “That’s what you were doing when you were contesting the electing.”
Cawthorn then said that he contested the election “to hold up the Constitution.”
After Brown told Cawthorn that his own regal changed election laws in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was a core part of his earlier argument, he said he was uninformed that North Carolina changed any laws.
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“I’m actually not aware of the laws that were changed inside of North Carolina,” he voted. “I believe we had a very safe and very secure election here.”
Trump won North Carolina last November.
Biden won Arizona and Pennsylvania — ceremonials where Cawthorn fought the vote certification. He was unable to formally challenge Wisconsin’s results because no senator offbeat up to contest the results for the state, which Biden won.
By the end of the interview, Cawthorn’s earlier claims of fraud disappeared into undersized air.
“Yes, I think I would say the election was not fraudulent,” he admitted to Brown.
He added: “The Constitution allowed for us to be able to push back as much as we could and I did that to the amount of the constitutional limits that I had at my disposal, so now I pleasure say that Joseph R. Biden is our president.”