On the latest episode of The Trey Gowdy Podcast, the former congressman said that it is “inexcusable” to not count all legal votes within 48 hours of the election.
“If there were mistakes made, intentional or otherwise, don’t you think we have a right to know it, and don’t you think there should be a responsibility to find it?” Gowdy asked. Democrats seem to disagree with Gowdy’s statements, as they have spent every moment since the election denying any evidence of irregularities, and trying to stop any lawsuit or investigation into the allegations.
“If there were no errors, no mistakes, no fraud, we had the right to know that, and it’s the responsibility of those who have alleged it to prove it,” he added.
Gowdy, who is also a former prosecutor, said that although some states are legally permitted to count votes for days after the election, it is not responsible to do so in such a divided election with the nation on edge. He added that states should count votes quickly, because uncertainty in an election breeds distrust.
“We live in a country that can split an atom, liberate continents, cure diseases, surely to goodness, we can find a way to count votes in less than a week,” Gowdy said.
“Give your residents all the time they need to vote beforehand, all the time they need, but quit accepting ballots days after the rest of us have stopped. We should be accountable enough to one another, to our fellow states, and to our fellow citizens to get that vote in a timely fashion,” he continued.
Gowdy concluded his statements by saying that he wants every election to be fair, no matter what the outcome is.