Newly-elected Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis stood by her objection to Arizona’s and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes — even after a handful of GOP senators rescinded their challenges following the attack on the US Capitol.
“It has been really heartbreaking to see what happened yesterday,” Malliotakis said in an interview with Fox News, before adding that she has “serious concerns” about voter fraud in Arizona’s and Pennsylvania. “States’ rights do not supersede law or the Constitution, and there were a number of irregularities, a number of changes made, that many people believe led to fraud.”
Malliotakis — who beat out Democratic incumbent Max Rose for the southern Brooklyn and Staten Island congressional seat in November — was one of 138 House Republicans to vote against the certification of Pennsylvania’s vote, and one of 122 to challenge the Arizona vote.
She and the other Republican challengers argued that some last-minute voting accommodations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic opened the door to fraud.
“There were states that changed their laws via governor executive orders and that would be unconstitutional,” Malliotakis said on a Monday appearance on Kevin McCullough Radio. “There are a lot of concerns about, you know, all the different types of ways ballots were harvested and collected with the changing rules for the accommodation of the virus.”