Republican leaders continue to push election fraud at expense of democracy

Posted 2 May 2022 at 11:44 am


Republicans are using the lie of voter fraud to destroy our democracy. The 2020 election has been investigated by the various states auditors, by reporters from various news organizations and by partisans filing court challenges – over 60 of them.

Yet, there has never been any evidence of fraud to overturn the election. Because the 2020 election has been so thoroughly investigated we know it was free and fair.

Since the Republican Party had no evidence of fraud they turned to illegal maneuvering to overturn the will of the voters. The selection of “alternative” electors — not voted by the citizens but chosen by party loyalists — to select the President is one example.

Seven states that we know of (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin), tried to send “alternative” electors to the Electoral College. In five of those states Republican leaders signed forged documents.

This fake elector scheme is one of the things the January 6th committee is investigating. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aid to Mark Meadows, president Trump’s Chief of Staff, has informed the Committee that at least 11 Republican members of Congress were involved in planning to overturn the election.

Republican leaders in seven states tried to overthrow our democracy. Republican leaders in Congress and the administration also worked to illegally overthrow our democracy. While many Republicans do support our democracy and democratic ideal the Republican leadership is increasingly working to destroy our democracy.

William Fine