Sen. Tim Scott introduced legislation attempting to establish an “election integrity commission” that will be able to examine claims of election fraud and seek to increase the security of future elections.

“While every election has a modicum of fraud, the circumstances around the pandemic led multiple states to make rushed and perhaps ill-planned changes to their election systems weeks ahead of the presidential election,” Scott said in a statement. “Simply put, Congress needs to act in a bipartisan fashion to examine the missteps — intentional or not — made this year in state legislatures across the country.”

Part of Scott’s bill would establish a “2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee” with nine members of each party. The committee would be tasked with investigating the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on this year’s election, especially the impact of widespread mail-in voting and the scope of fraud, with the goal of improving future elections.

“My bill will establish an Election Integrity Commission that would study the merits and administration of the November 2020 election and make recommendations to State legislatures to improve the security, integrity, and administration of federal elections,” Scott said. “It is absolutely critical that every American has faith in our electoral system and that their vote is counted. As President Reagan said, ‘Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction,’ and now more than ever before is it our duty to regain the trust of the American voter.”

President Trump has continued to insist that widespread fraud led to his defeat in the presidential election, specifically pointing to key swing states such as Pennsylvania, where election laws were changed shortly before the election, as being especially guilty.

While Trump has lost most court battles over the alleged fraud, polls show many voters agree with the president’s position.

Lawmakers gathered yesterday for a joint session of Congress to certify the electoral results, while a group of 13 GOP senators indicated they planned to object to the certification over the fraud claims.

Shortly after debate started on the objection to Arizona’s results, a group of thousands of supporters of the president descended on the Capitol building and forced their way inside.

Lawmakers were able to eventually certify the results at around 4 a.m. Thursday after order was restored at the Capitol.