A progressive activist is pressing American businesses to adopt his opinion and declare to the public that the 2020 election was legitimate.
Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor who is now an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, is promoting his “Democracy Pledge,” the Huffington Post reported.
The pledge states, “The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results.”
Kirschner warned that he will publicize the names of companies that decline to adopt his opinion or don’t respond.
Consumers then “can make their purchasing decisions accordingly.”
“You can’t support Donald Trump and argue that you are in favor of free and fair elections,” he said. “If you’re supporting him, you’re just not supporting democracy.”
The Legal Insurrection blog said Kirschner wants every business in America to adopt his opinion or they “will presumably be subjected to the cancel mob.”
Kirschner asks every business to sign his statement and promise to “not support, donate to or endorse politicians, political campaigns or political action committees that promoted false conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 president elections (or otherwise acted in ways contrary to a representative democracy).”
“What we’re trying to do is force companies’ hands so they can’t be agnostic,” Kirschner said, the Huffington Post reported.
In January, on the ABC News program “This Week,” former Bill Clinton press aide George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., “Can’t you just say the words, this election was not stolen?”
Paul said: “What I would say is that the debate over whether or not there was fraud should occur, we never had any presentation in court where we actually looked at the evidence. Most of the cases were thrown out for lack of standing, which is a procedural way of not actually hearing the question.
“There were several states in which the law was changed by the secretary of state and not the state legislature. To me, those are clearly unconstitutionally and I think there’s still a chance that those actually do find their way up to the Supreme Court.”
Paul added: “Were there people who voted twice? Were there dead people who voted? Were there illegal aliens who voted? Yes, and we should get to the bottom of it.”
Stephanopoulos interrupted. “I have to stop you there. No election is perfect. But there were 86 challenges filed by President Trump and his allies in court, all were dismissed. Every state certified the results. Can’t you just say the words, this election was not stolen?”
Paul responded: “What I would suggest is that if we want greater confidence in our elections, and 75 percent of Republicans agree with me, is that we do need to look at election integrity and we need to see if we can restore confidence in the elections.”
The senator explained to Stephanopoulos: “George, where you make a mistake is that people coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything’s a lie instead of saying there are two sides to everything. Now you insert yourself in the middle and say that the absolute fact is that everything that I’m saying is a lie.”
“This election was not stolen!” Stephanopoulos angrily asserted. “The results were certified in every single state after counts and recounts.”
“You’re saying there was no fraud and it’s all been investigated, and that’s just not true,” Paul fired back. “You say we’re all liars. You just simply say we’re all liars.”
Watch the interview:
“I said it was a lie – that the election was stolen,” Stephanopoulos replied.
“There were lots of problems and there were secretaries of state, who illegally changed the law and that needs to be fixed, and I’m going to work harder to fix it and I will not be cowed by people saying ‘Oh, you’re a liar,'” Paul told the anchor.
“Let’s talk about the specifics of it. In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on them and no address. Historically, those were thrown out. This time they weren’t. They made special accommodations ’cause they said, ‘Oh, it’s a pandemic and people forgot what their address was.'”
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