#1: Zeldin voted against certifying the 2020 election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania
Ahead of Lee Zeldin’s fundraiser with Donald Trump in New Jersey this upcoming weekend, New York Democrats will highlight on a daily basis five times Zeldin sided with Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
#1: Just hours after the January 6th insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, Zeldin voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Zeldin was one of 121 GOP Members of Congress who voted against certifying Arizona’s election results, and one of 138 GOP Members who voted against certifying Pennsylvania’s results. Additionally, Zeldin supported objections to the election results in Georgia and Wisconsin. Not only did Zeldin vote against the 2020 election results, he also repeated already-debunked conspiracy theories during the House floor debate – theories that Trump’s own Attorney General Bill Barr called “absolute rubbish.”
“Lee Zeldin can’t fool New Yorkers: he has stood in lockstep with Donald Trump since day one — supporting the former president’s dangerous extremist agenda and even shamefully voting against certifying the 2020 presidential election results just hours after the January 6th attack on our U.S. Capitol,” said New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs. “If elected governor, Zeldin has made it clear that he will adopt the same malicious, anti-democratic playbook Trump weaponized for four years. Lee Zeldin is clearly too extreme and too dangerous for New York.” Last week, The Buffalo News editorial board slammed Zeldin as a model for far-right extremism that turns off New York voters: “It’s not at all conservative or historically Republican to support the attempted theft of a presidential election and to justify the violence used in the effort. […] …it doesn’t help when your gubernatorial candidate, Lee Zeldin, is a congressman who voted against seating electors pledged to Biden, only hours after a deadly insurrection sprung from the Big Lie of a stolen election.”
*Editors Note: This press release comes from the NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs. Not to be confused with the New Era Democrats who recently endorsed Zeldin. From the New Era website:
“NED is an independent political association that strives to promote integrity, efficiency and effectiveness in government and to foster mutual respect and cooperation between all racial, ethnic and religious groups within our society. The “New Era Democrats” believe that government derives its power from the governed and operates best through the open and active participation of an informed citizenry. NED believes that “government of, for and by the people” is not a mere slogan, but rather the foundation of the great democracy in which we live.“