Republicans selling election conspiracies now maintain key oversight roles

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Republican lawmakers who’ve unfold election conspiracy theories and falsely claimed that the 2020 presidential end result was rigged are overseeing legislative committees charged with setting election coverage in two main political battleground states.

Divided authorities in Pennsylvania and Arizona signifies that any voting restrictions these GOP legislators suggest is more likely to fail. Even so, the high-profile appointments give the lawmakers a platform to forged additional doubt on the integrity of elections in states that will likely be pivotal in choosing the following president in 2024.

Awarding such plum positions to lawmakers who’ve repeated conspiracies and unfold misinformation cuts in opposition to greater than two years of proof exhibiting there have been no widespread issues or fraud within the final presidential election. It additionally would seem to run counter to the message delivered within the November midterm elections, when voters rejected election-denying candidates working for high places of work in presidential battleground states.