Dear Sen. Cruz, Thank you for responding to my earlier communication. Please note below my corrections to several of your statements.
“The 2020 election…featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.”
Allegations of fraud are a lie and you know it.
“Reuters/Ipsos polling tragically showed that 39% of Americans believe ‘the election was rigged.’ That belief is held by Republicans (67%), Democrats (17%), and Independents (31%).”
The reason people believe this lie is because you and Trump kept telling them to believe it. Since the time of Gingrich, Republicans have become increasingly vicious about repeating lies over and over again until the American people are understandably duped and confused.
“Millions of Americans who have peacefully expressed their deep concerns regarding election integrity deserve to have their voices heard.”
They DID have their voices heard – by state election officials (many Republican officials who – thank God – did their jobs with integrity). They were heard in numerous courts and their arguments were shown to be non-factual. They were heard in the public conversation and those of us who also listened to credible sources rejected their hysteria. Your ploy to call for an electoral commission is grandstanding and you know it.
“In Congress we have an obligation to the voters and we have an obligation to the Constitution to protect the integrity of our electoral system.”
This is precisely my complaint about you: you are not fulfilling this core responsibility – neither to the voters nor to the Constitution. If you want to actually “protect the integrity of our electoral system” then you will support the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
I would be immensely sad if I thought you actually believe in what you are doing; that’s pathetic enough. But instead I have come to believe that you are using your high position to gain political power and to damage democracy; this is inexcusable.
“Input from fellow Texans significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state.”
Really? When has any input other than that of big donors and radical media influencers informed your decision-making process? Name some examples please.
Trump lost, Sen. Cruz. Speak the truth and say it to the world. Bearing false witness not only damages our nation but also sins against the Ten Commandments and the Gospel.
Repent, Mr. Cruz, and change your ways.
Reverend Charlotte Vaughan Coyle
For the People Act 2021: To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.
The John Lews Voting Rights Advancement Act: To amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to revise the criteria for determining which States and political subdivisions are subject to section 4 of the Act, and for other purposes.