I’m not a member of the Democratic Party, so I don’t normally take sides in primary contests.
But sometimes you just have to, you know?
I got some campaign literature from Joanna Doven and it’s addressed to Bethany Hallam with the rasta line:
First of all, let me ask you a framework question: What you do you think when you read that?
That Hallam was somehow in league with and/or in support of the Trump/Stone/Flynn coup attempt, right?
It says it right there. In big scary letters.
At least that’s what you’re supposed to think.
But you would be wrong.
A little research will show you how the Doven campaign chose to mislead him.
On the other side of the page is this:
And that brings us to the truth. If you were to google (and I’m assuming the Doven campaign isn’t counting on you to do this) “Pennsylvania county delayed certifying midterms…” you’d come across this Vox article:
And it starts like this:
With more than a month to go until the midterm elections, Pennsylvania has yet to certify its 2022 election results.
Count requests are delaying a process that has been playing out in sometimes dramatic fashion at the county level, producing at least one scene that should ring alarm bells for anyone concerned about election deniers refining their strategy before 2024. (Emphasis added)
Count requests from whom? It seems our friends in the “Stop the Steal” crowd have flooded the courts with requests for a recount. The Vox article is a warning about how those who deny the elections seek to ruin the works in 2024.
This was on November 20, 2022. The Court of First Instance dismissed them on December 9.
Let’s go back to Vox a few weeks before that layoff:
“How can we certify when we don’t know what the court is going to do?” Bethany Hallam, a Democratic county councilwoman, said at the meeting, drawing applause from the audience and cutting against the lawyer’s advice. “I just don’t feel very comfortable skipping the gun ruling for the judge because that’s what it looks like we’re doing.”
And hallam? A little too careful in the middle, perhaps, but “insurrectionist side”? Where? When? As?
The Doven campaign is misleading you (or at least hoping to mislead you enough) into thinking that what happened in 2022 actually happened in 2020 and is looking to get you to vote accordingly.
They don’t trust you to seek the truth and seek to profit politically from it. In fact, they are waiting for you No – so you don’t discover his dishonesty.
Joanna Doven should be better than that.
For the record, this is what happened about 2 years earlier in 2020:
The Allegheny County Board of Elections voted Monday to certify the results of the Nov. 3 general election.
The vote was 2-1. Democrats Rich Fitzgerald and Bethany Hallam voted for certification, while Republican Sam DeMarco voted against it.
Joanna Doven: I’ll lie to you to get your vote.