Jacobs failed constituents in giving credence to unproven election fraud claims

Posted 16 January 2021 at 11:18 am


Congressman Chris Jacobs in a press conference stated: “I have not said in this discussion at all, definitively, there is fraud because I don’t have the information for that. But the issue was it caused a lot of questions.”

So Mr. Jacobs has no evidence for his statement that several states made “unprecedented changes to their electoral systems without the authorization of their respective state legislatures as the Constitution dictates.”

Mr. Jacobs seems to be saying that there were allegations of voter fraud and that is why he opposed certification of the election. It needs to be emphasized again and again that all allegation of voter fraud came from Republicans, like Mr. Jacobs, to overturn a fair and free election.

Mr. Trump, his lawyers and sycophants would hold press conferences alleging fraud, but in court case after court case, times 60, there was no evidence of significant voter fraud. All 50 states certified their election results; that means that the results of the election are correct and all votes were counted correctly.

All 50 states said they were satisfied that there was no fraud that would overturn the election. Repeat, no evidence of voter fraud in 60 court cases and in all 50 states. Mr. Trump’s director of Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, stated: “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”

President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr stated: “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Despite evidence, fact and testimony from experts, Mr. Jacobs continued the mythology of voter fraud which was instigated by Republicans to create doubt about our election.

There was no allegation and no question of voter fraud outside of Republican mythology. It was a Republican-created myth, Mr. Jacobs, that provoked feelings of anger and aggression in people resulting in the mob insurrection we saw at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Mr. Jacobs you need to take responsibility for your part stirring up the MAGA riot. Stop trying to weasel out of your irresponsible statements and attempts to overthrow a free and fair election. Mitch McConnell stated: “Overturning the election, would damage our republic forever.”

Mr. Jacobs, there was no voter fraud, there is no question about the election and your actions threatened our democratic form of government. You should resign.

William Fine