US Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, an establishment Republican who has turned increasingly anti-Trump since January, has told a GOP fundraiser that there was no large-scale voter fraud in the 2020 election, or at least that it was not large enough to flip the result anyway – only to be ripped by a mathematician who participated in election integrity hearing in Arizona back in November.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, voted against both impeachments of President Donald Trump in December 2019 and in January 2021.
However, he made it clear he voted “no” in the latter case over technicalities, and has been blaming President Trump for the January 6 events at the US Capitol.
2020 voter fraud not sufficient, Crenshaw deems
Speaking at a Republican Party fundraiser in Cook County, Illinois, Crenshaw told the attendees not to “kid” themselves that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and that it was stolen from him and the GOP through large-scale voter fraud.
According to Crenshaw, there was “absolutely not” sufficient electoral fraud to have handed Joe Biden an illegitimate victory.
Crenshaw, who has been called a “coward” by Mike Billand, a primary opponent, for refusing to contest the 2020 vote, was answering a question on whether he thought last year’s election was “rigged.”
According to the Texan US House Representative, there were “certain states” which had voter fraud “problems” last year but those were nowhere nearly sufficient to claim that all five contested states could be flipped so that Trump in fact won.
Crenshaw insisted that election fraud is not the reason the Republican Party and President Donald Trump lost in November.
However, the Texas Republican’s claims were quickly called out by Bobby Piton, a mathematician who gave testimony in Arizona’s election integrity hearing back in November.
‘Disgusting denials’ by ‘a sitting do-nothing’
Piton, who is now an Illinois Senate candidate, declared he would never have certified the 2020 election results because of the violations, and told Crenshaw he was plain wrong about the scope of the voter fraud.
He added there is “plenty of proof” about the voter fraud, and that Arizona is going to flip to President Donald Trump soon.
Crenshaw kept arguing with him, insisting that for that to matter, i.e. reinstall Trump as president, all of the five problematic states would have to be flipped.
Piton later ripped Crenshaw further in a Facebook post declaring the latter’s denials to be “disgusting,” especially as they are coming from “a sitting do-nothing” and a Congressman who is “intellectually dishonest.”
He called Crenshaw “sanctimonious and cocky” for not caring “about freedom and truth,” and he urged “liberty-loving patriots in Texas” to “primary” the Congressman.
Piton also exposed Crenshaw for previously throwing under the bus the Freedom Caucus in Congress, blaming it for the illegal immigration crisis at the US-Mexican border.
Crenshaw has already made a number of statements and comments that are highly compromising for a Republican – such as suggesting that Jesus Christ might have been fictional, backing Moms Demand Action, a gun-grabber lobby group, and backing up Liz Cheney in her support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.