(Washington, D.C.) - A La Porte man is among the thousands of supporters of President Trump in the nation’s capital today urging Congress to declare him the winner of the election.
Spencer England said there’s a "patriotic buzz" in the air from Trump supporters who remain hopeful despite the long odds. “[Trump supporters] want lawmakers to know they’re not going to take this laying down,” he said.
Some U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate members are challenging the electoral votes in some of the battleground states on allegations of election irregularities and fraud they believe cost Trump the November 3 election. To this point, all claims of fraud are unsubstantiated.
La Porte County Democrat Party Chairwoman Carol McDaniel disputed election fraud claims and alleged the president is putting up a fight strictly for his own personal satisfaction. “I just think Trump is doing this just to get attention for himself. He knows by law he cannot continue,” she said.
Constitutional scholars say it’s improbable that Congress will award the presidential race to Trump, who claims Vice President Mike Pence has the authority to reject the electoral votes in the contested states.