Rob Natelson offers Views on Impeachment – Voting Irregularities
Rob Natelson, the Constitutional Fellow at the Independence Institute in Denver, made his monthly appearance on the KGVO Talk Back show on Monday, and answered listeners’ questions on various topics.
Natelson opened with his views regarding the voting irregularities that emerged during the Presidential election.
“One irregularity that was clear, was the fact that many states in their mailing ballots system ignored a federal law which was passed pursuant to a term a provision in the Constitution, which says that the states can set up a uniform time for choosing electors and that Congress could set up a uniform time, and the time selected by Congress was November 3,” said Natelson.
Natelson pointed out that the way the election was held was clearly unconstitutional.
“Many if not most states had votes over a period of weeks or months and not always a uniform time,” he said. “It was a clear violation of federal law and an undeniable irregularity in the last election, they recommended a series of steps that the state legislatures could do, and capped it off with the importance of states’ application, which is now by the way pending in the Montana legislature.”
Natelson stated that the irregularities seen in November would not have necessarily changed the outcome of the Presidential election.
Regarding impeachment, Natelson said the question of whether a president can be impeached after having left office is not clearly defined.
“When Alan Dershowitz tells you that the President was not guilty of incitement, you can take that to the bank,” he said. “He knows what he's talking about, but when he talks about impeachment, that's not his specialty. It is an area of my specialty along with the Constitution generally, and I can tell you it's a matter which is simply not settled as of this point.”
Natelson was emphatic about one Constitutional aspect of the election, and future elections.
“One thing that has to be done in every state is mail in ballots have to be abolished,” he said. “Because they violate federal law and they create the kinds of problems that the founders put the same day clause in the Constitution to prevent. I think we had stories for example, in Georgia, people voting in multiple states or voting from different addresses in Georgia. That's a good example of something that the same day clause and the federal law passed under it was designed to prevent.”
Natelson has published several articles recently in the Epoch Times that deal with the topics he spoke of on Talk Back.
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