FLASHBACK: Pelosi Objects To Ohio’s Electoral Votes In 2005, Cites ‘Shifting Vote Tallies,’ ‘Provisional Ballots,’ ‘Partisan Poll Watchers’

Amidst the partisan fervor regarding the January 6th Congressional Committee, video footage has resurfaced of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) objecting to Ohio’s electoral votes in 2005, when they were given to Republican President George Bush.

“Today we are witnessing democracy at work,” Pelosi said, later adding, “This debate is fundamental to our democracy,”

“The members of Congress who have brought this challenge are speaking up for their aggrieved constituents, many of whom may have been disenfranchised in this process,” Pelosi continued. “This is their only opportunity to have this debate while the country is listening and it is appropriate to do so. If there were other venues of this caliber, we would have taken that opportunity.”

Pelosi went to state, “The American people must have confidence that every vote legally cast will be legally counted and accurately counted. But constantly shifting vote tallies in Ohio and malfunctioning electronic machines which may not have paper receipts have led to additional loss of confidence by the public.”

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“Before the election, there were complaints about absentee ballots that were requested but did nor arrive,” Pelosi stated, raising concerns nearly identical to those raised by election integrity activists in 2020. “There were reports of registration problems, and of improper purging of the voting rolls. And the Ohio Secretary of State made decisions about provisional ballots, partisan poll watchers, and paper requirements for registration forms that some found questionable.”

The eventual Speaker of the House also claimed “It’s not about a conspiracy, it’s about the Constitution.”

Pelosi said the challenge to the electoral votes would send a message to the world “that we are truly, truly protective of our constitution and that we honor the oath of office that we take to protect and defend the Constitution.”