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March 4, 2021

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Letter: Be clear: Election wasn’t stolen

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First, I’m glad that none of Washington’s congressional delegation members were harmed by the Capitol mob. Second, I’m proud they honored the will of the people and certified the Biden-Harris win.

But, I ask them now, and especially my congresswoman, to clearly tell their constituents that this election was free and fair. Sen. Hawley (Missouri) argued that election results in swing states that Biden-Harris won needed to be reexamined because so many people believed the election to have been stolen. Why is that? Every state declared their elections free and fair and the head of the federal agency overseeing elections said it was one of the most secure in history.

So why the “stolen election” myth? Because Trump said so, and because many Republican lawmakers either parroted the president’s false accusations or stood silently by and let the lie persist. The president’s baseless claims and these enabling lawmakers let their constituents believe a lie, which resulted in the horrifying mob assault on the Capitol. Congresswoman Herrera Beutler, you never refuted Trump’s Obama “birther” claim nor his other countess lies. Will you please refute his lie now and tell your constituents clearly and unequivocally there was no stolen election?

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