FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 13, 2020
CONTACT: RYAN HITE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Quotes and Video of 2004 Ohio Electors Debate in Congress
Washington, D.C.: As recounts and court cases progress and the national debate over our 2020 election results continues, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles offers some historical context to the Trump campaigns’ desire for electoral transparency and the Democrats’ complete denial that such steps are necessary.
“Democrats only care about the Constitution when it suits their needs,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “When it doesn’t, they are all too happy to completely toss our governing document out the window. Look no further than the 2004 House debate on Ohio Electoral College votes. Democrats were unhappy with the results of a close Ohio victory for President George Bush and made some very worthwhile statements on the importance of election integrity and respecting the legally cast vote of every citizen.
“I must say that I agree with Nancy Pelosi’s words from 2004 and only wished that they were genuine. Considering her current rhetoric, we’re left to assume she’s a hypocritical opportunist when it comes to Constitutional protections for We the People. Count every legal vote — it’s vital to our nation’s future.”
Watch the full Ohio Electoral Votes debate in the House here. Find select quotes below:
- Pelosi (2004): “People must have every confidence that every vote legally cast will be legally counted and accurately counted.”
- Pelosi (2004): “Please don’t talk about this about a conspiracy theory. It’s not about that. It’s not about conspiracy; it’s about the Constitution of the United States.”
- Pelosi (2004): “There are still legitimate concerns over the integrity of our elections and of ensuring the principle of one person one vote.”
- Rep. Bernie Sanders (2004): “I agree with tens of millions of Americans who are very worried that when they cast a ballot on an electronic voting machine that there is no paper trail to record that vote in the event of a recount.”
Citizens can call Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask her to continue her 2004 support for accurate counts of every legal vote in all the currently contested states.