Voters shouldn't back candidates who are election deniers
Published September 22, 2022
By Capitol Broadcasting Company
When it comes to upholding the results of elections in North Carolina and the United States – the most recent of which in 2020 for president have been shown to have been fair and free of manipulation – there is no room for equivocation.
Incumbents who want to continue to represent this state in Washington -- but who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 elections and still stand with former President Donald Trump’s outlandish and false notion he defeated Joe Biden – do not deserve to return.
Voters should not cast ballots in 2022 for those who continue to refuse to accept the validity of the votes cast in 2020.
He’s since backtracked.
Those who continue to stand in the way of affirming the count of the legitimate votes that elected Joe Biden president demonstrate disregard for the rule of law that has sustained this nation. They show a lack of faith in the process as they scheme and plot to manipulate an election’s outcome for mere partisan gain.
That is what, with their votes on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, 2021, Republicans Dan Bishop, Ted Budd, Virginia Foxx, Richard Hudson, Greg Murphy, David Rouzer and Madison Cawthorn did.
Republican Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis along with Rep. Patrick McHenry stood up to the tremendous pressure from Trump and stood with the American voters. It should not go without note that the state’s Democratic members of the U.S. House Alma Adams, J.K. Butterfield, Kathy Manning, David Price and Deborah Ross all voted to certify the election.
When it comes to pledging loyalty to our nation, Americans don’t swear to monarchs, dictators or deities. The pledge is to uphold protect and defend the Constitution.
Loyalty to a political party or to a politician should NEVER override honesty, Integrity and the rule of law.
Candidates who can’t recognize the legitimacy of the 2020 election don’t deserve support when citizens’ votes are cast in 2022.