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  • Election Lost

  • Ran for Office

Jake CormanLast Updated: August 10, 2022

Location

Pennsylvania

Insurrection Related Information

  • Spread Disinformation Online

Election Lost

  • Ran for Governor of Pennsylvania, 2022

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.

Previously Ran for Office(s)

Ran for Pennsylvania State Senator, District 34 in 2020

Ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2022

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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