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Are Election Deniers On The Ballot In PA? Yes.

Doug Mastriano and Lloyd Smucker

According to the Washington Post, election deniers will be on the ballot in 48 of 50 states and make up more than half of all Republicans running for congressional and state offices on November 8.

Although no one has ever found proof of widespread and/or systematic fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the persistent and high-volume repetition by former President Donald Trump and his high-profile surrogates has convinced many other Republicans that election was stolen.

The Post reports that nearly 300 GOP incumbents and candidates have denied the outcome of the last presidential election – including 10 in Pennsylvania.

  • Dan Meuser (PA-09)
  • Scott Perry (PA-10)
  • Lloyd Smucker (PA-11)
  • John Joyce (PA-13)
  • Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)
  • Glenn Thompson (PA-15)
  • Mike Kelly (PA-16)
  • Mehmet Oz (R-candidate for Senate)
  • Jim Bognet (R-candidate for 8th Congressional District)
  • Doug Mastriano (R-candidate for Governor)


“These are the people who set the rules, who count the votes, and ultimately who are responsible for defending the will of the people,” said Joanna Lydgate, the CEO of States United Action, a nonpartisan organization that has been tracking election-denying candidates running for governor, attorney general and secretary of state nationwide.

FiveThirtyEight goes on to identify another Keystone State candidates who denies the validity of the 2020 presidential election.

  • Aaron Bashir (R-candidate for 2nd Congressional District)


Pennsylvania has had 16 bills introduced in Harrisburg, and two already enacted or adopted, that would   politicize, criminalize, or interfere with election administration.

“If the chief election officer for a state does not believe in elections, we are in a very scary place, said Sean Morales-Doyle of the Brennan Center’s Voting Rights Program”

Stances for other Pennsylvania candidates:

Raised Questions (3)
Christian Nascimento, PA-04
Guy Ciarrocchi, PA-06

Accepted With Reservations (1)
Brian Fitzpatrick, PA-01

No Comment (4)
David Galluch, PA-05
Lisa Scheller, PA-07
Mike Doyle, PA-12
Jeremy Shaffer, PA-17

The Brookings Institution goes even farther, writing that 37 candidates on Pennsylvania ballots are election deniers.

The Post identified candidates as election deniers if they directly questioned Biden’s victory, opposed the counting of Biden’s electoral college votes, expressed support for a partisan post-election ballot review, signed onto a lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 result or attended or expressed support for the rally on the day of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

5 Responses

  1. To those who ask what about the Democrats who are election deniers, ask yourself how many of them supported fomenting an insurrection. That’s right—none of them.

  2. To those who ask, “What about
    Democratic election deniers,” ask yourself how many of them fomented an insurrection. The answer, none of them.

  3. Where is the list of all the Ds that raised questions about the 2016 election because of “Russia”? They denied that Trump was the lawful, legitimate President for years.

    PoliticsPA – when will you publish the list of Ds that undermine democracy with the bogus Russia claims?

  4. Dems in Congress have objected during the official certification in the recent past, to Mr. Henry’s comment, Stacey Abrams in Georgia never admitted Brian Kemp won in 2018. I’ll agree, the former President should let it go, but the media and liberal think tanks should let it go as well. There’s no doubt Biden is President, remember Afganistan Exit and our train wreck economy (for starters) if there is any doubt!

  5. Why no comment on all the Democrat Election Deniers, like Stacey Adams? Or is it okay when Democrats do it?


  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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