Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers fostered false election claims that fueled the riot on Capitol Hill

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers fostered false election claims that fueled the riot on Capitol Hill

Conspiracy theories over the counting of the ballots in Pennsylvania appear to have made it the sad ground zero for much of the discord the country has experienced since President Donald Trump lost the November election.

Rioters who backed Trump cited bogus allegations of voter fraud in Pennsylvania – shared by some of the state’s Republican lawmakers, including U.S. Representative Scott Perry and State Senator Doug Mastriano – as the reason for “taking d ‘assault the Capitol’ on January 6.

Today, state houses across the country, including one in Pennsylvania, are bracing for more clashes in the days to come.

The state in which the country’s democracy was founded, Pennsylvania, saw members of Congress oppose its constituents even as broken glass still littered the Capitol floor hours after the riot ended, perpetuating doubts among Trump supporters over the integrity of the state’s elections.

Pennsylvania law enforcement said last week they were preparing for …

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