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Website tracks New York candidates denying 2020 presidential election results

Sep 06, 2022 1:45 pm
The Fivethirtyeight.com website looks at which politicians on the ballot this fall are falsely denied the legitimacy of the 2020 election. In New York, the candidate for governor and several Congressional candidates in the Hudson Valley are on the list. There has been no proof that there was fraud in the 2020 presidential election. The website says the Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor, "accepted with reservations" the results of the 2020 election, even though he voted not to accept the results of the election hours after the attempted coup on Jan. 6, 2021. Michael Henry, a Republican running for Attorney General, is listed as having "no comment" on the issue. Joe Pinion, the Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Chuck Schumer for a U.S. Senate seat, is listed as "fully accepted" the election results. Republicans Liz Joy and Elise Stefanik, though, are listed as having "fully denied" the election results. Joy, who is running against incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko in the 20th Congressional District, attended the rally at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Stefanik, the incumbent in the 21st District, is one of former President Donald Trump's biggest backers, and voted against certifying the election results on the night of Jan. 6, 2021. The website says that Colin Schmitt, the Republican candidate in the 18th Congressional District has "avoided answering" the question. And the website says Marc Molinaro, running in the 19th Congressional District, has had "no comment" on who is legally the president of the country. Go to fivethirtyeight.com for more information.

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