Congressman Bob Good’s Statement on Electoral College Certification Vote

January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Bob Good (R-VA) released the following statement regarding his vote to object the electoral college certification: 
“The lawlessness that broke down our Capitol doors is a reminder of how sacred our duty is to uphold the rule of law.

It is Congress’ constitutional responsibility to evaluate the validity of electoral votes and either accept them as legitimate casts or object to them as questionable or unreliable. Last night, I continued with my objection to the submission of electors’ from six states in question (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin). 

This is about more than the 2020 presidential election; it is about all future elections and Congress doing its constitutional duty to ensure election integrity and to not accept electoral submissions from states with sufficient evidence of fraud, which warrants full investigation, as well as states where legislators did not ensure the law was followed or ensure the integrity of their elections. 

I will continue to do my best going forward to fight in Congress for the people of Virginia's 5th District and for the principles that have and will continue to make America the greatest nation in our history.”