Almost half of Republican lawmakers in battleground states attempted to discredit or overturn the 2020 election results, pressing forward with former President Trump’s false narrative that the election was stolen from him.
At least 357 active Republican lawmakers, or 44 percent, made a concerted effort to discredit the election results in 2020, according to an analysis out Sunday from The New York Times.
Those legislators came from key states like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Florida.
The Times also found that 23 percent of GOP lawmakers attempted to delay the vote count or overturn the results via lawsuits or letters to Congress or then-Vice President Mike Pence, and 11 percent supported sending an alternate slate of electors who would be willing to overturn voters’ selections in some states.
Legal experts have said that a “decertification” of the 2020 election did not have any basis in U.S. election law, but 7 percent of GOP legislators still supported that theory.
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