By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
More than 4,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that U.S. Sen. John Barrasso object to the certification of votes cast by the Electoral College.
The petition found on “standupforfairelections.com” was created by Rebecca Bextel, a Jackson business owner who said Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney are not paying attention to the wishes of their constituents.
“It doesn’t seem like they’re even paying attention and I think that’s why the petition is so popular,” she told Cowboy State Daily. “People are saying they’re not even acknowledging their calls. Sen. Barrasso and Rep. Cheney are not representing the people of Wyoming.”
The votes cast by members of the Electoral College, which seem to point to a victory in the presidential election by former Vice President Joe Biden, are to be certified by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis has joined 10 other Senate Republicans in saying she will object to that certification until an emergency audit of votes cast in states where allegations of election irregularities have been raised can be completed.
Cheney has said such action would improperly put the power to decide elections in the hands of Congress. Barrasso has said he would like to see an investigation into the irregularities that surfaced during the election, but he has also said he believes the Democrat Biden will be the next president.
Bextel’s petition, which had been signed by 4,028 people as of noon Tuesday, states that if Barrasso does not object to the certification, those who have signed will not vote for his re-election in 2024.
While Bextel has not launched a similar petition aimed at Cheney, she mentions the representative several times on her website.
“I didn’t make a petition for Cheney because I know she doesn’t care what we want,” she said.