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PA Lawmaker Says She Feared Her House Would Get 'Bombed' If She Didn't Support Trump Effort to Overturn Election

CBS Pittsburgh

President Donald Trump continues to fail in his effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, in which Joe Biden defeated him with 306 electoral votes.

Amid Trump's lie-ridden tweets accusing Democrats of orchestrating widespread voter fraud, his legal team's actions in court have failed over 50 times, and every single state has certified its results.

But Republican lawmakers across the country are sticking with Trump, even as his time in the White House comes to a close. That's likely because the 2020 election, which optimists thought (and polls indicated) would be an unmistakable rebuke of Trump, saw the President broaden his base, getting more votes than he did in 2016, even though he ultimately lost the election.

Trump's many supporters, especially those who believe his lies about the 2020 election, have turned their ire in whichever direction the President has instructed, resulting in death threats to Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp and dozens of armed protesters descending on the home of Michigan's Democratic Attorney General Jocelyn Benson.

Republican State Senator Kim Ward is the Senate Majority Leader of Pennsylvania, Trump's most sought-after swing state, which Biden won by thousands of votes.

Last week, 64 Pennsylvania General Assembly members signed a letter to the state's senators and representatives, urging them to overturn their own state's votes.

Ward said she never saw the letter, but when the New York Times asked whether or not she would have signed it, Ward responded:

"If I would say to you, 'I don't want to do it,' I'd get my house bombed tonight."

The comment illustrated just how rabid a faction of the President's supporters have become due to his disinformation.

People lambasted Trump and the Republican party for the years' worth of lies and dangerous rhetoric that led to this extremism.





They didn't find Ward's capitulation admirable.




On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined to hear arguments for Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly's filing to undo the state's certification, dealing another blow to Trump's efforts.