In 2020, Donald Trump accused Democrats of election fraud, saying that they committed a host of crimes in six battleground states to steal the election away from him. Other Republicans, including Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), the current Republican nominee for the New York governor’s race in 2022. Zeldin was a vocal supporter of The Big Lie pushed by Trump, but as it turns out, that was just projection.
Andrew Kolstee, secretary of state for the Libertarian Party, accused Zeldin of having committed ballot petition fraud, with more than 11,000 signatures proven to have been copied from other pages, creating thousands of duplicates. The petitions will likely be invalidated, although the Board of Elections offered no comment about the case.
According to Newsweek:
‘The Republican needed 45,000 signatures to appear on the third party ballot line. Although he submitted 52,000 signatures, with 13,000 ruled invalid by the Board of Elections, he will be unlikely to appear as an Independence Party candidate.’
As the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack continues its investigation and revelations regarding the attempt to violently overthrow the government to reinstall Donald Trump into power, the January 6 supporters are being exposed to the public and the Department of Justice. Zeldin will face his justice in a different court.
Zeldin’s campaign officials say that any errors were the result of a busy election season. Polls show that Zeldin was unlikely to defeat his Democratic challenger, Kathy Hochul, even prior to the accusations of fraud.
Twitter had a lot to say about the gubernatorial candidate from New York and his crime of election fraud. Read some of their comments below: