Idaho GOP Moves To Falsely Declare Biden’s Presidency Illegitimate

A man with worn cowboy boots attends a GOP event featuring Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin (R) in Shelly, Idaho. (Natalie Behring/Getty Images)
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The Idaho Republican Party is about to follow in its Texas counterpart’s footsteps – and then take it several steps further.

During its three-day convention in Twin Falls, which began on Thursday, the Idaho GOP will vote on adopting a resolution that falsely claims President Joe Biden didn’t really win the 2020 election and refers to Biden as “acting president.”

Per the Associated Press, the language of the resolution is almost identical to that used by the Texas GOP, whose resolution that was approved last month declares: “We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election; and we hold that acting president Joseph Robinette Biden was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”

But Idaho’s version is reportedly even more extreme.

Not only does it assert that Biden’s victory was illegitimate, it also includes a blatant lie claiming that Republicans’ sham 2020 election audits in Wisconsin and Arizona found evidence of fraud, which they absolutely have not.

The Texas GOP’s resolution hasn’t inspired just Idaho Republicans: County GOP committees in Arizona (Maricopa County), Wisconsin (Langlade County) and Montana (Ravalli and Lewis and Clark Counties) are either considering or have already passed similar platforms denying the 2020 election results.

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  1. Figures…

  2. Avatar for fess fess says:

    Today’s contagious disease: sore loser syndrome

  3. Avatar for cf2k cf2k says:

    Dear Boise, secede and join Oregon.

  4. Jim Jones, a former chief justice of the Idaho Supreme Court as well as a former Republican state attorney general, called the resolution rejecting the 2020 presidential election results “asinine,” noting multiple courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, rejected attempts to overturn the election.

    “(The Idaho Republican Party) has gotten so caught up in conspiracy theories, meaningless culture war issues, that they have quit being able to function as a meaningful political party,” he said. “We have got to get away from this authoritarian streak that has infected the Idaho Republican Party, as well as a good part of the nation, because it’s absolutely tearing our country apart.”

    Talk about spitting into the wind.

  5. Those boots have stirrup scuffs. At least he’s an actual cowboy. But real cowboys can still be real morans also too.

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