‘Democracy Will Be on the Ballot’: Analysis Shows 1/3 of GOP Midterm Candidates Embrace Trump Election Lies | Common Dreams News

Right-wing insurrectionists, fueled by then-President Donald Trump's relentless lies about voter fraud, violently rioted at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results before lawmakers finalized them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on January 6, 2021. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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“Of the nearly 700 Republicans who have filed initial paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run next year for either the U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives, at least a third have embraced Trump’s false claims about his defeat,” the Post reported Monday. At the federal level, there are dozens of “current Republican officeholders, lining up to seek reelection, who have backed Trump’s efforts over the past eight months by questioning the validity of the 2020 result, taking legislative votes, or signing on to official efforts to overturn it,” the newspaper noted, adding that 136 of the GOP’s candidates for next year’s vital midterm races are current members of Congress who voted against the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on January 6. Trump’s falsehood that he would have been victorious last November had it not been for cheating Biden supporters was enthusiastically taken up by the GOP at the state level, too. Despite a complete lack of substantiating evidence, that fabrication continues to be invoked by right-wing candidates hoping to win office this year or in 2022.

Source: ‘Democracy Will Be on the Ballot’: Analysis Shows 1/3 of GOP Midterm Candidates Embrace Trump Election Lies | Common Dreams News

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