2005: Nancy Pelosi Argued Objecting to Electors was 'Democracy at Work'

2005: Nancy Pelosi Argued Objecting to Electors was 'Democracy at Work'


In 2005, when Democrats objected to presidential electors from Ohio, then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued the move was “democracy at work.”

Today, over 100 Republican members of the House and a dozen senators are expected to object to electors from several states. Pelosi will undoubtedly be critical of that stand afforded by the U.S. Constitution.

But back then, Pelosi praised the nobility of her colleagues’ opposition.

“Today we are witnessing democracy at work,” she declared, before disputing the notion some Republicans thought it was “frivolous.”

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“This debate is fundamental to our democracy,” she argued, adding she did not intend to try to change the outcome of the 2004 election that saw President George W. Bush reelected.

Instead, she said she wanted to use to objection to highlight “the real problems” in the electoral system.

“The members of Congress who have brought this challenge are speaking up for their aggrieved constituents,

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