Minnesota’s Republican legislator leaders would not deny the false claims on Monday that the 2020 election was stolen, but said those who are concerned about the fairness of the election should have their voices heard.
Senate President Paul Gazelka, R-East Goole Lake, and House Minority Leader Kurt Dude, R-Crown, contradicted the president’s speech during a virtual legislative forum with legislator caucus leaders hosted by Forum News Service on Monday. Donald Trump denied claims that the election was rigged despite being asked directly by reporters despite the election being fair.
These false claims led Trump supporters to gather at the Minnesota State Capitol for a “Storm the Capital” rally, which some House Republicans attended, and to create a ruckus in the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, as Congress voted for the Electoral College Certified the results of. 2020 election.
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“Many people feel that this was not a fair election,” Ghazalka said when the election was conducted impartially, adding that about 40% of those who voted for the presidential election were Joe Biden a The New York Post reported not knowing about the characterization of several dubious claims about his son Hunter Biden. “So this is the kind of thing they think is not fair.”
He said, “Any time you have very, very, very close elections, you will be very disappointed. And I think it is important that we listen.”
The election was not close. President-Elect Joe Biden received more than 81 million votes to secure 306 electoral college votes in the 2020 election. President Donald Trump received more than 74 million votes to secure 232 electoral college votes.
Biden’s margin of victory in states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, which helped Biden reach 270 electoral votes, was significant in 2016 when he was instrumental in Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
Daud, who said he did not agree with the claim that the election in Minnesota was unfair, also expressed the need to listen to those who are concerned with the election, saying it is “the swath of our population” who believe it That it was not fair. , Stressed that legislators need to come together in Minsoton to “instill confidence” that the state’s election system is fair.
“It doesn’t mean to ignore their concerns. There is reason to listen to them and find out,” Dawood said.
There is a belief among Trump supporters that the election was “rigged” months after Trump himself said it would be before the election, and was after his loss. Despite this, no credible evidence has been presented to show the widespread degree of fraud that would have overturned Biden’s victory, resulting in more than 60 failures to block election certificates and overturn results in US courts Attempted failed.
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Several times on Monday, Minnesota’s Republican leaders emphasized the importance of the right to protest and condemned the violence in the Capitol.
He also said that DFL leaders should condemn the violence when it occurs, citing the Minneapolis riots and now threatening rhetoric. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul was used during a protest outside the home of Minneapolis Police Union President Bob Kroll when he was a candidate.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, reported that she appeared with MP on MPR News when she said Thompson and did. DFL leaders and lawmakers regularly condemned the loss of violence and damage during the May riots, and expressed the most visible support for the change in the Minneapolis Police Department.
Ghazalka and Dudt again accepted President-elect Biden as the next president, saying the electoral college process did its job, but their failure to dismiss unrelated claims suggests the election was stolen or rigged Was headed. Early stage.
“I am incredibly disappointed in this conversation,” Walz said, visibly disappointed with where the conversation went, adding that the racial injustice protests that followed the murder of George Floyd coincided with the uprising in Republican American Flitol Were trying to stop and tried to overthrow democratic institutions.
“The election has been decided. It was free and fair,” Walz said. “Just because you are offended by its outcome, there is no excuse for what is happening.”
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The state threatens to patrol Walz’s son.
Violent rhetoric – Threats from the governor and his family, legislators and judges were received during the “Storm the Capital” rally at the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday, resulting in the first evacuation at the governor’s residence. Walz said State Patrol entered the living room of the residence and removed his 14-year-old son to a safe place as he was crying in search of his dog and wondered what was going on.
Meanwhile, Walz said he expected Minnesota legislators to come together after the uprising in the US Capitol and deal with important issues facing minsnotes in the state Legislature, but now he questions whether they should do things like two-two How should they agree to the year’s budget if they cannot agree that the election was fair.
“To try to understand that people … the reason for this election being flawed is that they were in that Capitol, and I refuse to participate in that Strowman fight or what I understand is something very important to all of us. Great epics are gaslighting, ”Walge said before logging on.
In a statement on Monday, House Speaker Hortman and House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, on Wednesday slammed six House Republicans for participating in the “Storm the Capital” rally at the state Capitol to refute threats and violent rhetoric Called. Otherwise be held accountable.
He did not say how the MPs would be held accountable. However, during the forum, Hortmann said they would investigate what the members said and at the rally to determine if it had crossed from free speech to unlawful expression and deserved prosecution, such as protests And what was done after the riots. Twin Cities in summer.
Ghazalka and Dudt did not say that MPs attending St. Paul’s rally should be punished, with Daud noting that members incited violence, which he said would be unacceptable.