Marc Short, who is the former Chief of Staff for VP Mike Pence, admitted there were “huge concerns” about the 2020 presidential election on Sunday night during his interview on “Meet The Press.”
When talking about Pence’s recent remarks about his legal ability to challenge the 2020 election on January 6, host Chuck Todd pushed Short as to why the the VP did not take it further and admit that Donald Trump had lost the election.
“I believe there were great concerns about what happened in Pennsylvania, what happened in Wisconsin, what happened in Georgia … when you say you had election personnel overruling state leaders and saying we will keep the ballot open to allow for universal access and mail-in ballots,” Short responded.
When asked if he thought Joe Biden was truly elected president, Short conceded that he thinks Joe Biden was “duly elected” but there were “great concerns” that still make the 2020 election uncertain.
“Doesn’t it say so much a year later that even more evidence has shown that no fraud occurred? Doesn’t that reinforce this more than a year later?” Todd asked
Short again said he thought there were “significant concerns” saying he was “glad the states are seeking to rectify it”
While Short did show concerns over the election and the right for the results of the election to be challenged, he said the Constitution was “clear” about the process.
“You are afforded a chance to challenge, you are afforded the chance to have legal challenges, but at the time of the Electoral College meeting that happens on Dec. 14, the process is done. That is why the Constitution gave the states the ability to certify presidential elections and not the federal government. It is very clear, in fact, within the federalist papers. They warned about the ongoing threat of a federal government having this kind of authority.”
When asked at which point did he decide the election fraud allegations were without evidence, Short replied he was not sure that the allegations were in fact baseless. “I am not confident of this,” he said.