The article reports:
The commission would be modeled on what was formed in 1877 to resolve the electoral issues in the election the previous year. Three states—Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina—had reports of voter fraud, leading to a contested election without a clear winner.
The commission back then was comprised of five senators, five House of Representatives members, and five Supreme Court justices. The commission began on Feb. 1, 1877. Eventually, Congress, acting on the decision of the commission, awarded the disputed electoral vote to Republican Rutherford Hayes, handing him the presidency.
The group of 15, who would be given subpoena power, would not decide the election, Lankford said.
The article continues:
The proposal by the Republicans is still within the Electoral College system, Lankford said.
“We’re demanding that we have a good, hard, serious, professional look at this, then the states in our system of government, according the Constitution, actually pick the president through the Electoral College. So we’re not trying to take that over,” he said.
“We’re doing our constitutional duty, and laying this out, giving it back to the states and say, ‘States, if you want to reevaluate where you’re sending, and who you’re sending, then you can choose to do that.’ But the states have to be able to make that decision.”
Lankford and the other senators want a 10-day emergency vote audit completed by a commission, paired with a delay of the joint vote counting session.
“Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed,” they said in a joint statement.
If the joint session takes place without the audit being completed, the senators plan on objecting to electors from disputed states.
This is an interesting proposal. For one thing, it provides cover for Congressmen who feel that there was fraud in the 2020 election, but don’t want to take a stand as an individual. Unfortunately everyone we elect and send to Washington is not a model of courage. Despite the major media’s cover-up of testimonies and videos of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, most Americans feel that there was fraud. Allowing a fraudulent election to stand would do serious damage to our republic.