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  • Ran for Office

Jake CormanLast Updated: January 18, 2024



Insurrection Related Information

  • Spread Disinformation Online

Previous Office(s) Held

  • Pennsylvania State Senator, District 34

Executive Summary

This individual spread disinformation about the 2020 presidential election, helping lead to the 1/6/21 Capitol attack.

For months, the Centre County Republican walked a fine line as the movement to discredit the 2020 election results won support from some of his pro-Trump colleagues. No, there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud, he said in November. But, he wrote in a January letter to Congress, there were “inconsistencies” that needed to be investigated.

Previous Office(s) Held

Former Pennsylvania State Senator, District 34


December 1, 1998 - November 30, 2022

Previously Ran for Office(s)

Ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2022. Withdrew from election.

Press Coverage

  • The Pa. Senate leader resisted his pro-Trump wing for months. Now he wants a MAGA makeover.

    Published on August 27, 2021 Read at The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Fact-checking a top Pa. Republican who said false election claims didn’t play ‘any role’ in the Capitol attack

    Published on January 17, 2021 Read at The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Says unproven voter fraud claims didn’t play “any role” in the Capitol riot.

    Published on January 15, 2021 Read at Politifact

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