In a recent interview, Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan did not take a position regarding the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election. Carnahan was being interviewed regarding the location of the Minnesota GOP convention where a candidate will be selected to run against current Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.
When Carnahan was asked if the 2020 election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, she refused to say one way or the other. Instead, she acknowledged the concerns that many voters have and that if there are concerns, they should not be overlooked. She said, “If there’s ever any question or doubt, or people don’t feel that they have the full transparency on enough things, what is wrong with just looking into things and answering those things?”
The Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin responded by saying that “Minnesota Republican leaders at all levels must denounce this inflammatory and radicalizing rhetoric from Jennifer Carnahan. This has to stop.” The press release goes on to say that implying that there were issues with the 2020 election results fuels “the Big Lie” and is a “conspiracy theory.”
Martin went on to say that continuing to discuss the results of the 2020 election will only lead to another “attack on our government.” He said that those who are questioning the results are lying and are “cowardly politicians” who “care more about their careers than our democracy.”
A tweet from the MN DFL reads: “The 2020 elections were not stolen. Suggesting otherwise is not only wrong, it is dangerous.”
The 2020 elections were not stolen. Suggesting otherwise is not only wrong, it's dangerous.
— Minnesota DFL Party (@MinnesotaDFL) June 11, 2021
The DFL is asking MN GOP leaders to renounce the statement made by Carnahan.
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