On the surface, Madison Cawthorn comes across at an impressive legislator who overcame adversity to land a seat with the House of Representatives at age 25. Others point to a litany of falsehoods and exaggerations with Cawthorn's name mentioned in the same breath as Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. On Saturday, the Asheville, North Carolina representative was asked to produce 'concrete evidence' of election fraud brought forward by the Donald Trump campaign in a CNN interview. Cawthorn cited examples out of Wisconsin. "I was objecting to things that happened in the state of Wisconsin, particularly in the town of Madison," Cawthorn said. "There was an appointed official who went against the will of the state legislature to create ballot drop boxes, basically ballot harvesting that was happening in the parks."
Cawthorn added that Wisconsin's claim was dismissed because of 'standing' and not its merits. When asked to provide specific evidence of fraud, Cawthorn was evasive. "That was not my intent," he said. "My intent was to hold up the Constitution." Cawthorn's television appearance comes a day after athletes questioned social media claims that he planned to shatter the world record in the 100-meter dash at the scheduled 2020 Tokyo Paralympics along with participating at events that are apparently non-existent. Cawthorn does not appear on a register of approximately 4,000 U.S. Paralympic candidates. Previously a watchdog group found Cawthorn was not accepted into the United States Naval Academy before being involved in the 2014 SUV accident that left him partially paralyzed. He also reportedly dropped out of Patrick Henry College after one semester.