Tenn. Republicans sign letter in support of President Trump's effort to contest election results

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 16:47:49-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Senate Republicans have signed a letter in support of President Trump's effort to contest the results of the election.

Twenty-four members of the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus signed the letter, which says the group believes due to unprecedented mail-in voting due to the pandemic and razor-thin margins in many states, the ultimate result remains uncertain.

"This is an important election. There is no reason to come to a premature conclusion with this many lingering questions. While the results of most presidential elections are clear on or around election day, the results become official only when the presidential electors vote in December. President Trump has a right to challenge the results of this election until at least that point," the letter says. "We support him in doing so and encourage all Tennesseans and Americans to be patient until the result of this election can be determined."

The letter cites "irregularities" in Michigan, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania despite little evidence of widespread voter fraud. The Trump administration has filed lawsuits in some states that he's projected to lose, including Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The letter was signed by the following lawmakers:

  • Lt. Governor Randy McNally
  • Jack Johnson
  • Ken Yager
  • Janice Bowling
  • Ferrell Haile
  • Joey Hensley
  • Paul Baily
  • Ed Jackson
  • Mike Bell
  • Jon Lundberg
  • Rusty Crowe
  • Frank Niceley
  • Becky Massey
  • Mark Pody
  • Steve Southerland
  • Bill Powers
  • Bo Watson
  • Shane Reeves
  • Kerry Roberts
  • Art Swann
  • Paul Rose
  • Page Walley
  • John Stevens
  • Dawn White

Click here to read the letter in full.