Zeldin, presumptive Republican nominee for governor, voted against certification of presidential election results
Joshua Solomon reports in the Times Union that Long Island Republican Congressperson Lee Zeldin is running for governor to “save New York” from “King Cuomo” through a tough-on-crime approach. But hours after a violent, armed mob murdered a police officer and attempted to overthrow the U.S. government, Zeldin voted against the certification of the election results. Over 60 courts have ruled against any election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Last week the New York Republican Party held a straw poll, with Zeldin winning the most support in his efforts to become governor. “I’ve been focused on issues that matter most to New Yorkers,” Zeldin said, when asked about his message is to voters who may wonder how they can support someone who voted against certification of the election. “New Yorkers are hitting their breaking point right now with the high cost of living, the erosion of public safety, with the quality of education in our schools, the governor’s approach toward attacking people’s freedoms and liberties, and the corruption that has him embarrassing New Yorkers and disgracing himself.” In 2019, during the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Zeldin spoke more than any other Republican defending the former president, according to an NBC News analysis of impeachment transcripts. Read more about this story in the Times Union.