The Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee may consider a controversial resolution rejecting the certified election results in the 2020 presidential election in which Joseph R. Biden was declared the winner over then-incumbent President Donald J. Trump. The Texas Republican Party has recently passed a similar resolution.

The resolution was brought by Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee Members former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr, R-Montgomery, and Jeana Boggs, Alabama 2nd Congressional District delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Alabama Republican Party’s Resolutions Committee is currently considering the resolution. If the committee endorses the resolution it would be considered by the full Executive Committee at their annual Summer Meeting in August. If the committee does not approve the resolution, or something similar, it could still potentially be introduced from the floor by Hooper or Boggs.

The current draft before the ALGOP’s resolutions committee declares that “The Alabama Republican Party believes that the 2020 election violated [Articles] 1 and 2 of the US Constitution.”

The resolution goes on to claim that, “Several Secretaries of State illegally circumvented their state legislatures in changing their election procedures including allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020, and WHEREAS,  The Alabama Republican Party believes that substantial election fraud was committed by local election officials in key metropolitan areas too numerous to list that significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and WHEREAS, The Alabama Republican Party believes that Donald J. Trump received more legal votes than Joseph R. Biden.”

The resolution also commends “the work of true patriots like Dinesh D’Souza, who produced 2000 Mules, Catherine Engelbrecht and Greg Phillips from True the Vote, and My Pillow founder Mike Lindell who continue to [uncover] voter irregularities and fraud in the 2020 Presidential election at great personal and professional peril.”

Finally, the resolution declares “That the Alabama Republican Executive Company rejects the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States. We also strongly urge all Republicans across the country to work to ensure election integrity and to show up to vote in November of 2022 and when feasible volunteer to work the polls on election day.”

The mainstream media and Democrats in Congress have termed this narrative “the big lie.”

The claim that the election was rigged has been debunked by numerous Republican state elections officials and rejected by judges in both state and federal courts in more than 70 lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and its representatives. Trump’s Justice Department - including former attorney general, William Barr - found no evidence of widespread fraud.

Despite this and the failure of several election audits to conclusively prove that states' election results were in error enough to have generated different outcomes, many Republicans have come to believe the claims of groups like True the Vote that there was widespread election fraud in 2020. Even Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has released a statement declaring the 2020 presidential election “stolen” from Trump.

This remains a controversial topic in political circles, with many conservatives believing that there was largescale voter fraud in 2020. Democrats meanwhile categorically deny this and have opposed Republican efforts to increase ballot security as attempts at voter suppression.

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