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Why are those charged with election interference still in politics today? (Op-Ed)

Interfering with election results is the most un-American action; our country was founded under the philosophy that every citizen’s vote counts. To actively disregard the people’s vote to further your own political agenda is an unforgivable act. Dare I say, it is a treasonous act of political violence. Yet, some of those indicted under election interference are still involved with American politics today. Why are those dishonest, scheming individuals still allowed to work in a field they clearly have no respect for?

Former mayor of New York City and avid Trump-aligned attorney Rudy Giuliani is facing racketeering and conspiracy charges in Georgia, charges in Arizona that have not been made public, and is an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal indictment in Washington, which cites comments he made at the “Stop the Steal” rally before the January 6th Capitol riot. Despite these charges, he has not been disbarred.

Christina Bobb, a lawyer for Trump, signed a letter stating that a “diligent search” for classified records had been conducted and that all such documents had been given back to the government before an FBI search revealed dozens of protected documents at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. Even though she is charged in Arizona with conspiracy, fraud, and forgery, she is still allowed to practice law and is a popular conservative media figure. She was recently tapped to oversee “election integrity” efforts at the Republican National Committee, which is a good first step.

Mark Meadows, former White House chief, now works for the Conservative Policy Institute, a Washington think tank that describes his role as leading “strategic initiatives on Capitol Hill, with other partner organizations, and with grassroots activists across the country.” However, he is charged in Georgia for racketeering and has charges in Arizona that have not yet been made public. He participated in a January 2021 phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump urged the elections official to help “find” the votes needed to overturn his narrow loss in the state. This is the guy you want working in politics?

Those are only a few examples of those who are believed to have conspired to overturn the 2020 election, and all three continue to hold political power. They do not deserve the trust of any American, regardless of political affiliation, and should be prevented from contributing to American politics and policy in any way.


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