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Statement of the Democratic County Chairs of NY’s 27th District on Rep. Chris Jacobs’ Decision to Stand with Those Who Challenge the Results of 2020 Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (1/7/2021): The verdict of the American people is clear and resounding: Joe Biden will be our president, and Kamala Harris will be our Vice President. Every single state has certified their results, and no court has found any of those certifications invalid. Despite repeated Republican accusations of fraud, Republicans have been unable to produce an iota of evidence to support, much less prove, their accusations. Despite that failure, several Republican members of the House and Senate have tried to interfere today with the counting of electoral votes, a ceremonial ritual, today.
Yesterday Rep. Chris Jacobs (NY-27) dodged repeated questions from press and constituents about what he planned to do in the House today. Since his votes will be publicly recorded within hours, though, Chris Jacobs has finally revealed his intentions. Shamefully, he is standing with those who would overturn the will of the American voters and the voters of New York. Rather than standing for democracy, he has aligned himself with the demagogues who refuse to accept their loss and are inciting violence.
We, the county Democratic Chairpersons of New York's 27th Congressional District, condemn Congressman Jacobs' decision in the strongest possible terms. No one who refuses to accept election results deserves to hold elective office. Once again, the Representative of NY-27 is bringing shame upon the people of this district.
- Jeremy Zellner
Chair, Erie County Democratic Committee
- John Jacoby
Chair, Niagara County Democratic Committee
- Jeff Lewis
Chair, Orleans County Democratic Committee
- Michael Plitt
Chair, Genesee County Democratic Committee
- Cynthia Appleton
Chair, Wyoming County Democratic Committee
- Judith Hunter
Chair, Livingston County Democratic Committee
- Zach King
Chair, Monroe County Democratic Committee
- John Hurley
Chair, Ontario County Democratic Committee
Contact: Judith Hunter