By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Senator-Elect Cynthia Lummis has become the second of Wyoming’s top elected officials to speak out regarding last week’s presidential election, saying President Donald Trump shouldn’t concede the election yet.
During an appearance on “GMA3: What You Need to Know” on Friday, Lummis told host Sara Haines that canvassing board results were still trickling in, giving the president hope that he could still win the election against former vice president Joe Biden.
“This is a very important exercise in our nation,” she said. “We have to be confident in the integrity, the security and the validation of our voting system.”
The newly-elected senator applauded Trump for raising issues about voter fraud and the integrity of the system, saying those calls should be fully vetted. This, she said, would allow for the voting system to improve for further elections.
Lummis retweeted the 60-second clip on Friday, reiterating her comments.
“Ensuring election integrity is core to our democratic republic. Let’s get it right and protect the vote,” she wrote.
Gov. Mark Gordon spoke out about the election this week as well, saying he wouldn’t congratulate Biden or Trump until the Electoral College officially announced the winner.