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Inslee wants to make it a crime to challenge elections

 

Last updated 1/11/2022 at 11:40am

Gov. Jay Inslee

By Brooklynn Hillemann

Washington State Journal

OLYMPIA – On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol rally, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will support legislation criminalizing lying about election results.

"It should not be legal in the state of Washington for elected officials or candidates for office to willfully lie about these election results," he said during a Jan. 6 press conference last week.

He was referring to alleged false statements made about the presidential election of 2020 being stolen by now-president Joe Biden.

Making false statements about election results without...



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