Welch on electoral fraud investigation: ‘The answer is no’

By Guy Page

Vermont Congressman Peter Welch will not support an investigation into alleged 2020 General Election electoral fraud, either before or after Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 he said at a Montpelier press conference Tuesday.

Rep. Welch, a Democrat, and Vermont’s lone congressman since his election in 2006, attended Gov. Phil Scott’s Tuesday press briefing to provide information on Vermont’s share of the $900 stimulus package approved by Congress and as yet unsigned by Pres. Donald Trump.

Vermont Daily asked Rep. Welch (at two hours, 25 minutes on ORCA video): “Congressman Welch – If – and I know it’s a big if – you were persuaded either before or after Inauguration Day that the 2020 general election was a victim of significant electoral fraud, would you call for and support a House investigation?”

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch

Rep. Welch replied: “There is no basis for that. We just saw Attorney General Barr, the appointee of President Trump, state that he would not appoint a special prosecutor. Because there was absolutely no evidence to support the allegation that there was any significant electoral fraud. It’s not there. So the answer is no. We’ve got to move on. We’ve got a president-elect, the people have spoken, and we’ve got work to do.”

At least 19 of Welch’s colleagues in the U.S. House disagree. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) and 18 other representatives have petitioned Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and other leaders of Congress to hold extensive evidentiary hearings into allegations of 2020 general election electoral fraud as soon as possible.

WHAT HAPPENS JANUARY 6? – Rep. Welch, and every other member of Congress, will meet Jan. 6 to count the electoral college votes and, if either candidate receives 270 votes, validate the election. According to the National Constitution Center describes the process: “A joint meeting of Congress is required by the 12th Amendment to count the electoral votes and declare the winners of the presidential election. The session on Jan. 6 starts at 1 p.m….if there are objections at that meeting, a formerly obscure law will be consulted to settle disputes about electors.”

At least two members of the House have said they will object to the validation, due to concerns about electoral fraud: Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) and Brooks. Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has said he will raise the objection in the Senate, according to the Washington Examiner.

Here’s how the voting process works, according to the Congressional Research Service: “Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debate the question in their respective chambers for a maximum of two hours. The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respective votes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.”

If the Jan. 6 vote fails to deliver a majority decision for president, the House of Representatives will hold a presidential election session, with each state receiving one vote. The Senate would elect the vice president, with each senator having one vote.

Dec. 15, Senate leader McConnell reportedly discouraged the electoral college protest on a conference call with other Republicans. An anonymous “well-connected Republican” explained GOP fear of electoral blowback in a Dec. 21 report in The Hill: “The outcome of any floor fight will be the same outcome as the Electoral College vote and all of those court cases the campaign has already lost, so it’s smarter to look forward to 2022 and the Georgia runoff and other races we can win, rather than races that we can’t.”

There is recent historical precedent for Congressional objection to the electoral college results. The Congressional Record of Jan. 6, 2001 shows organized Democratic protest in a joint meeting of Senate and House to confirm the electoral votes for the 2000 general election in which George Bush narrowly defeated Al Gore.

This statement by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) is recorded on page 2:  “Mr. Speaker, I believe these electoral votes to be illegitimate and unrepresentative of the true popular vote in Florida. Vice President GORE is leading in popular votes in excess of 500,000 votes in this country, and all of Florida’s vote recounts are not yet tabulated. The recounts will document that GORE won Florida, despite voter fraud, despite voter intimidation, despite the butterfly ballots, despite the criminal recording of ID numbers on absentee ballots. History will record what really took place in this election.”

Many more pages of similar claims were recorded before the vote that confirmed George Bush as the elected president.

Is Rep. Welch Correct in Saying Fraud is ‘Not There’? – As cited by Welch above, Attorney General William Barr did indeed tell the Associated Press Dec. 1 that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” However, a report published Dec. 17 by Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro entitled “The Immaculate Deception” offers evidence to dispute that claim.

The graphic below from “Immaculate Deception” outlines Navarros’ claim that irregularities and/or fraud significant enough to overturn the election exist in six key ‘battleground’ states.

“The observed patterns of election irregularities are so consistent across the six battleground states that they suggest a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the election outright, strategically game the election process in such a way as to “stuff the ballot box” and unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket,” Navarro writes.The rest of the 36-page report provides details supporting the allegations.

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42 thoughts on “Welch on electoral fraud investigation: ‘The answer is no’

  1. Welch sees no Fraud?
    He is not looking, or whatever.

    Manufacturing Phantom Votes in PA

    This article describes in detail how up to 280,000 ballots were manufactured in Long Island, NY, transported from the USPS Center in Bethpage, Long Island, NY, via the USPS Center in Harrisburg, PA, to the USPS Center in Lancaster, PA, on October 21, TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION
    These USPS Centers had to be complicit (aiding and abetting) to make the fraud happen.
    Those ballots, by themselves, were more than sufficient to swing PA from Trump to Biden.

  2. Welch sees NO FRAUD?
    That is truly amazing.

    Here is an analysis by Bobby Piton, that PROVES, beyond any doubt, MAJOR FRAUD took place in ALL SIX swing states.
    If those fraudulent votes were removed from the Biden totals, TRUMP would be declared the winner in ALL SIX swing states.


    Analysis of election and population data of other swing states, such as Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc., is ongoing.
    Results will be added to this article, as they become available.
    Finally, the claim of the US and NE legacy Media, “no significant fraud occurred that would overturn the Election” has been PROVEN FALSE


    Bobby Piton is a managing partner of Pre-Active Investments, LLC and an investment advisor representative of Total Clarity Wealth Management.

    Piton Analysis of 9,008,753 Records

    He found:

    521,879 unique last names in Pennsylvania, of which 245,033 have last names belonging to only 1 person!
    These unique people have no parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Are they ETs who arrived by UFOs?

    List of Top 1000 Last Names in PA

    PA had 695,430 more voters in the top 1000 last names, than there are people with those names living in PA

    Here are some examples:

    PA had 14,776 more voters called Smith, than are living in PA.
    PA had 19,591 more voters called Williams, than are living in PA
    PA had 30,830 more voters called Johnson, than are living in PA
    PA had 11,656 more voters called Jackson, than are living in PA

    They are Phantom People, whose “votes” were counted to help declare Biden the “winner”.

  3. The mentality of the media is on display once again. The media :exposes Trump for vetoing a bill that would give $600 to people. Then they interview some people (mostly women) saying they can’t understand why Trump would do that, they need the money. The media scored a coup again,. People are in trouble because of Trump as usual.

    OK, give the Sheeple the $600. Trump is fighting for $2000. That fact doesn’t resonate with the media and their disgorge of fake news. Anything to attack Trump. Trump is fighting the Piglosi Army, Rinos and the Deep State to give the people some relief and keep that money out of the hands like Welch Boy.

    I believe some Sheeple don’t know the difference between the numbers 600 and 2000, which is higher or the Earth is round. Halley’s Comet is coming again, get on board like others tried to do. And they vote!!!

  4. You support a bill that sends more money overseas than to the American public. I have never voted for you and never will, I can’t believe that anyone does. You are another pawn getting rich off payments from interests other than those of American citizens.

  5. Story of interest in contacting Welch boy. I emailed his office asking to get his newsletter. Apparently his staff said I wasn’t from VT so no newsletter.forthcoming. Interesting to learn from a MA Flatlander I’m not a Vermonter. Am 81 so know I’m older than he is. I was born, schooled and served in the military protecting his butt and have property here. So the ambulance chaser waltzes into the state and tell natives they aren’t natives. I believe now that if no newsletter it’s because he has no news. He’s AOL.

    The Bern sends me newsletters. I also get newsletters from Matt Gaetz of FL, his newsletters have far more interesting happenings in Congress than any I’ve seen. Not a FL resident, but OK, sends them anyhow. I think Matt is one of the best Congressmen there is, he accomplishes things and is a thorn at Dems.

    Welch’s hardest venture is taking his taxpayer check to the bank. Otherwise as Clint Eastwood described Obama, he also described Welch, an empty chair.

  6. Since the Kingdom Con, it should be obvious VT is corrupted to the core. Welch, Leahy, Bernie, Shumlin, Donavan, Condos, Scott, etc. etc. all on the take. It does not require much research to put the Truth puzzle together. It would be interesting to see their financial records prior to acquiring office and where they are now financially. If 2020 has anything of value, it exposed not only Vermont, but many, many other States as corrupted broken failed governments. If citizens don’t have the will or courage to take action and take them all down, more of the same and worse will be certain.

  7. Welch should move back to MA and have more kids on the 8 he has now. Don’t perform exercise that on VT’ers and the country. Keep the corruption flowing. Mindless and anti American.

    In the time he’s been in WHAT REALLY DONE FOR VT?

  8. One place there could be significant improvement in elections in Vermont has been proposed by former House minority leader Don Turner. It is to redistrict all Vermont House and Senate seats into single member Districts. Single member districts rather than multi member districts is the rule in nearly every other state in the country. The reason it is not done here is primarily due to the advantage it gives the majority party not the benefit of true representation. As this is a matter of fairness , this could be a positive issue to build on, even if it does not result actual change from those with a vested interest in keeping things as they are. Perhaps TNR could print Don Turner’s commentary for readers to view and comment on.

  9. This is the same House of Representative Peter Welch who advocates for elimination of the Electoral College, thus disenfranchising Vermont voters. For this alone he should be defeated in his next run. You have to be pretty stupid to propose such a thing in little Vermont. At lease with the 3 Electoral College votes we have votes that will count. Lets make our popular vote count as well the next time we vote for our representative to Congress and make sure Peter has to go back to earning his money the old fashioned way, by earning it.

  10. Let it be known to all that election fraud & rigging has been rampant in Vermont for at least 2 decades. The elitist socialists have insured their power; why should they even acknowledge anyone opposing them?

  11. Peter,

    You sold out the citizens of Vermont!
    There’s a heavy price to pay. Leahy, Sanders, Welch and Scott are complicit in the largest fraud perpetrated on Vermonters and the American people.
    Barr is wrong in his assertions about the fraud. We The People have come to realize that whatever the Democrats have to say…it’s the opposite of the TRUTH. Every TIME!
    You work for the citizens of this great state. WE The People don’t work for you!
    You are liars, Cheats and thieves. The time will come very soon that none of you will be able to walk down the street. You all will be arrested and convicted of these crimes.
    Degenerates: noun
    an immoral or corrupt persons.
    May God have mercy on your souls

  12. Peter Welch may think we do not know how to obtain information from sources other than the legacy US and VT media.

    Here are three articles with multiple examples, and many videos, of major and minor Election fraud.

    The major frauds could be implemented, because rules were UNCONSTITUTIONALLY changed during the election and after, i.e., were not approved by Legislatures in all six swing states, as required by law..

    Example of Fraud: The preparation of up to 280,000 illegal MAIL-IN ballots, and shipment from the USPS Center in Bethpage, Long Island to the USPS Center in Lancaster, PA, on OCTOBER 21, 2020, well BEFORE the Election on November 3.

    The legacy Media did not write about it, because it did not fit their narrative.


  13. One has to wonder why President Trump who even before the election was expecting fraud did not do more to prevent it?
    One has to wonder why if fraud is so easy for so many to find, his many lawyers were not able to present evidence of fraud effectively before the courts and win cases, even those with President Trump appointed judges?
    One has to wonder why so many Republican officials in charge of the election processes in their states could not find evidence of fraud?
    Finally one has to wonder why Attorney General Barr, who so effectively represented President Trump’s interests for the last two years, could not find any evidence of voter fraud that would change the outcome of the election and has said a special prosecutor and investigation is not needed?

    Elections like sporting events do not, as Mitzi Johnson, Hilary Clinton or Mitt Romney know, always turn out the way one would like or the way one expects and rarely do the results of an election have anything to do with voter fraud.

    • One has to wonder why you and other RINOs ignore the simple fact that there are approximately 138 million registered voters and 74 million of those have been confirmed (so far) as cast for President Trump, so the reported statistics for Biden don’t add up. Therefore, fruad & rigging are undeniable. But we can discern their true intentions by their rhetoric: being Democrats in GOP clothing, they desire the secured continuation of the authoritarian status quo.

    • John; have you ever heard of the work of the pen: “None are so blind as those who will not see” ?
      Just look in the right places, they are a part of the free press and available to those who just have the gumption to look.
      For starters, the Liberal Media is not going to tell you anything only the opposite, and you must know that.

      • Mr. Hall,

        It is indeed good to use of a variety of news sources as the last thing we should want in our search for truth is to only pay attention to those reinforcing what we tend to believe.

        Perhaps the best filter for finding the truth are the courts, which have evolved in our society to be a place where, under strict conditions designed to promote integrity, both sides can be heard, evidence tested and decisions made. Another good way of finding the truth is the balance sheet where economic reckoning takes place. Neither are perfect as all we do as humans is fallible. And as in the case of our current pension crisis in Vermont, financial implications, though stated, can be ignored or pushed off into the future. Nonetheless, they, like our system of government, are the best we got and far better than the alternatives tried throughout history.

        • Courts may be ok if you follow cases from start to finish. Many decisions are overturned by appeal. We do not have a lot of valid cases that have just not been heard because someone in the court personoly does not want to get into the case for whatever reason. That will get sorted in time as well. The period we are in now will be loading the future with cases , I predict because: The majority of Americans are of a “What’s right is right; What’s wrong is wrong” mind, and that concept will prevail I predict.

    • It’s true. Trump, and perhaps the rest of us, so far at least, have failed to protect and defend our Constitutional Republic from the mob, the ‘democracy demagogues’ among us – those who, on one hand, criticize others for not stopping fraud and violence, while, on the other hand, claiming the fraud and violence doesn’t exist.

      Yes, it’s a False Dichotomy. A False Dilemma…. used by those who prey on popular prejudices, false claims and promises, in order to gain power. We’ve been warned about this, over and again. It’s why we have a Constitutional Republic in the first place. And its why the Constitutional Republic is being attacked from within.

      This is the demagoguery inherent in John Freitag’s world. Caveat emptor.

      • Thanks Mr. Eshleman for providing the link earlier to former Vermont House minority leader Don Turner’s commentary on redistricting. It is important at this stage to look at practical measures we can take to make our Republic better and Mr. Turner offers a good path forward for Vermont.

        Another potential action, this one on the national level, was presented in a recent commentary in “The Hill” by David Levine. He proposed that Biden should appoint a presidential commission on election security to ensure that concerns raised in this election are dealt with far in advance of the next election. This would be a positive step instead of simply doing nothing as this article indicates is the position of Congressman Welch.
        https://the hill.com/opinion/campaign/531532-biden-should-apoint-a-presidential-commission-on-election-security

        Finally, a demagogue is defined as “a political leader in a democracy who gains popularity by arousing common people against elites, especially through oratory that whips up the passion of crowds, appealing to emotions by scapegoating out-groups, exaggerating dangers to stoke fears, lying for emotional effect, or other rhetoric that tends to drown out reasoned deliberations and encourage fanatical popularity. Demagogues often overturn established norms of political conduct or promise or threaten to do so”.

        While you may not agree with my take on things, and that is fine; my posts are certainly not an example of demagoguery, inherent or otherwise, and in general reflect my preference for small government and a practical bottom up rather than top down approach to problem solving.

  14. Where is wisdom?
    Where are the wise?
    Representative Peter Welch fears only the wrath of his own party and nothing beyond that.

  15. Peter Welch; I cannot believe an attorney and a former State’s Attorney at that , would take the position you have. Someone (and I bet it is Pelosi and company) is wielding a heavy hammer, and you are afraid of the hammer more than Vermonters.
    Well Peter, you should take a second look at the results of the Vt election as it relates to some Legislators. Some high profile folks were shown the door. Peter, it could happen to you. As stated above, there is a lot of mud and muck that is attempting to be covered up, but it will keep boiling to the surface until the right approaches have been made. Those approaches, Peter, are the same ones the Democrats would use if the Republicans were sitting where your commrads are; the voter fraud perpetrators and the Bidens in case there are any questions in your mind about what I am speaking of. Brush the dust off your pile Peter, and start reading. It is time you let Vermonters know allegiance to the Pelosi crowd may not be the way to go, and there is a limit. Do the right thing(s). You need to study a little bit of US Sen George Aiken’s methods, it might do you some good.

  16. Hey APeter, what are you worried about ? If there is no fraud then vote to have an investigation. If there is no fraud then an investigation will prove it. I think you know that’s not the case and you do not want this to see the light of day. Vote yes and show us that Vermont has one honest politician.

    • HA HA HA HA an honest politician in Vermont Government, surely you jess..!!!
      343,000 registered voters
      355,000 votes counted
      Now, where did the 12,000 extra votes come from… the voting fairy???
      Surely no fraud here in Vermont right Petey..
      NH had 31,452 extra votes
      NC had 227,496 extra votes
      just to name a few states.
      Welch tries to talk big/tough but we all know he’s a coward. He was when he was a lawyer too. The biggest fraud in Vermont is the clown Jim Condos..

      • Donna,

        497,835 registered voters in Vermont, per Secretary of State website.

        There likely are about 50,000, that are not citizens, are illegals, have died, moved away, in jail, in psych wards, have no valid photo ID, have no signature on file, have no proof of permanent residence, etc.

        The voter lists need to cleaned up from top to bottom for all towns, by independent auditors.

    • that would be a shock if we had one honest politician. We know all the rest are dishonest and vote only for their personal interest not that of We The People.

  17. vermont is the most corrupt of them all and this sell out
    this welch guy made a bunch of new insurance laws about 10 years back
    i know i read every law the law books use to be simple
    then his firm went around suing all the insurance companies for not following the laws..
    what a racket.. but i digress
    when hillary was running there was not one poster in vermont to be found from canada to mass…
    i made the trip on different roads north to south 4 times.. i saw non .. i saw one in nh vet hospital
    and she won…
    its funny how its the republicans just asking for a investigation and the democrats always trying to stop them…
    lets stop pretending everything is fine

  18. Peter welch is not only a disgrace to vermont he is a disgrace to the united states of america.

    During the fraudulent Trump impeachment The three stooges that represent the state of vermont in washington DC could not have their faces in the news enough claiming the Trump is the biggest liar they have ever seen and that he committed a crime against america and should be impeached.

    The war cry of the democrats was no one is above the law.

    Well peter we are now dealing with the Biden crime family and there is proof of the crimes they have committed there is a witness that has come forward and it is up to you and the rest of your cronies to remember the war cry…. No one is above the law!

    You are also on the intelligence committee and if you are so concerned about someone lying and being a threat to america shouldn’t you have come forward about eric swalwell?

    Why were you keeping that information secret from the people in the state of vermont and the united states of america when you know full well that this man was literally in bed with the chinese?

    Peter you are nothing but a fraud!

  19. Peter ” The Follower ” Welch, is just supporting his DemocRATic friends that
    initiated a fraud on our election system, how low will they go to try and be in
    power, we are finding out, this election shows they will do whatever it takes,
    by hook or by crook.

    This it’s not about ” Trump “, even though they hate him, it’s about our democracy !!

    You keep hearing there is no evidence, that’s pure BS, pure propaganda from
    the left, the democRATs pulled out all the stops on this years election and got
    caught with there hands in the ballot box…………

    So Peter you and your gaggle of fools will now have to deal with TRUMP and
    he will not stop in his relentless search for the truth, you tried, you lied and you

    As you see President Trump is taking the advice of Hillary as she stated to Joe,
    ” Don’t Concede Under Any Circumstance “………. So Dems, ENJOY the ride !!

    I wonder how Bernie and his followers feel after the DemocRATs screwed over
    him twice, first time with Hillary, and now with sleepy Joe to be their candidate,
    but the Dems liked your supporter’s donations…….. suckers.

    Vermonter’s, why do you think our voting rules are so lax ?? Now you know-how
    we get what we have in Montpelier ……suckers, wake up people !!

    • We live in a Constitutional Republic not a mob rule democracy, major difference. He is representing his constituency unfortunately – progressives (communist lights). Until they wake up we have to grin and take it – except here…

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