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These Republicans resisted Trump’s attempt to steal the election. They would vote for him again.

Republican Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Rusty Bowers on Tuesday detailed his efforts to thwart former President Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the results of the 2020 presidential election by testifying before a congressional select committee investigating the January 6 U.S. Capitol uprising.

Bowers told the committee that Trump and his lawyers were unable to produce any evidence of fraud and that they asked him to ignore the law and cancel the election anyway. He became emotional at times as he described the flurry of violent threats he and his family have faced since then.

Bowers read a journal entry he wrote in December 2020 in which he completely dismissed the then president’s efforts to undermine democracy: “I don’t want to be a winner by cheating,” he wrote. “I will not play with the laws to which I swore allegiance.”

A few hours later, Bowers announced that he would vote for Trump again.

“If he was a candidate, if he opposed Biden, I would vote for him again,” Bowers. told the Associated Press. “Just because what he did the first time, before COVID, was so good for the county. In my opinion, it was great.”

Bowers was among a small group of elected Republican officials who broke with Trump and refused to support a plot to cancel the 2020 election. Now he is the last to suggest that he will continue to support Trump in future elections, even as the former president and his Republican allies step up their efforts to undermine American democracy.

Rusty Bowers, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, and Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State of Georgia, testified on Tuesday about Donald Trump’s efforts to cancel the 2020 election. Bowers said he would vote for Trump again, and Raffensperger refused to rule it out.

( Associated Press Photo/Jacqueline Martin)

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who turned down Trump’s infamous request to “find” the votes needed to overturn his state’s election results, has not ruled out another vote for Trump in interview with huffpost last year.

“I think it’s so far in the future, I don’t even think he’s announced he’s running yet,” Raffensperger, who testified with Bowers on Tuesday, said in November. “So let’s go back and talk about it in the future.”

Raffensperger did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request on Wednesday.

And former Attorney General Bill Barr, who tried to convince Trump that his fraud allegations were unfounded, said in March that he would back his old boss if Trump became the Republican nominee in 2024.

“I’ve made it clear that I don’t think he should be our candidate and I’m going to support someone else for the nomination,” Barr. said in the Today program..

But, he added, “because I believe the biggest threat to the country is the progressive agenda promoted by the Democratic Party, it’s inconceivable to me that I wouldn’t vote for the Republican nominee.”

During Tuesday’s hearing, Bowers called Trump’s haphazard attempt to cancel the 2020 election a “tragic travesty.” But since his involuntary departure from the presidency, Trump and his allies in the Republican Party have launched much more coordinated and deliberate attack to democracy, with the obvious aim of taking control of the country’s electoral system in a way that makes it more likely that a future attempt to undermine the election will succeed.

Republican election opponents have lined up to run for top state offices and congressional seats across the country, with their focus on the key swing states that determined the 2020 election. Candidates who spread plots about Trump’s defeat have already won primaries on major battlefields: Republican Party candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania tried to cancel the 2020 results in his state, while the Republican winner in Nevada Primary Secretary of State questioned the legitimacy of the results and created a coalition of like-minded candidates in an attempt to “reclaim” control of the American electoral system.

Dozens of Republicans who accepted Trump’s lies have won the congressional primaries, and the Republican Party is likely to field opponents in the primaries in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

In May Raffensperger survived the Republican primaries against a Trump-backed challenger who twice voted to challenge the results of the 2020 congressional election and accused Raffensperger of “compromising” the Georgian election by refusing to help Trump cancel it. Meanwhile, in Bowers Arizona, the upcoming GOP primaries for governor and secretary of state have been dominated by candidates who spread conspiracies about the last election or refuse to commit themselves to certifying future contests.

The grip on Trump and his election is holding the Republican Party in deep apprehension. among experts who cares that American democracy is far away more vulnerable ahead of the next presidential election what happened in 2020especially since the former president is getting ready to run again.

Trump has continued to hold campaign-style rallies since leaving the White House and hinted at possible 2024 mileage as recently as last week.

A majority of Republican voters said they would support him in the GOP primary if he did run. recent poll from Morning Consult. And Trump has made it clear that his defeat in the 2020 election, as well as his failed attempt to reverse the results, will be the driving theme of his next campaign.

“We don’t forget 2020” – Trump said at a rally in Georgia in October. “The most corrupt elections in the history of our country. The most corrupt election in the history of most countries, followed by an even more glorious victory in November 2024.”

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