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By Brooklynn Hillemann
Washington State Journal 

Inslee: Election challenge should be a crime

Violation would be classified as a gross misdemeanor

 

January 13, 2022

"It should not be legal in the state of Washington for elected officials or candidates for office to willfully lie about these election results" - Gov. Jay Inslee

OLYMPIA - On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol rally, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will support legislation criminalizing lying about election results.

"It should not be legal in the state of Washington for elected officials or candidates for office to willfully lie about these election results," he said during a Jan. 6 press conference last week.

He was referring to alleged false statements made about the presidential election of 2020 being stolen by now-president Joe Biden.

Making false statements about election results without evidence would be classified as a gross misdemeano...



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