Biden takes aim at GOP election deniers in the final stretch of campaign

President Biden is scheduled to make a speech in Maryland the day before the upcoming midterm elections in support of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore. This speech will come after Biden spent the weekend in New York and Pennsylvania, supporting Democratic gubernatorial and senate candidates. All three of these state’s elections have one thing in common: each of the Democratic candidates are running against Republicans who are election deniers, or have, at a minimum, expressed skepticism regarding the results of the 2020 presidential election. Biden has made a conscious effort to call out Republican candidates’ falsehoods regarding the 2020 election and has used it as a rallying cry for the Democratic base. In a recent speech on Capitol Hill, Biden described Republican efforts to spread election misinformation as, “the path to chaos in America” adding that their rhetoric is, “unprecedented. It’s unlawful. And it is un-American.” However, some Democratic strategists feel the focus in the final stretch of the campaign on issues related to election integrity is misguided considering polling that shows voters overwhelmingly consider their top concerns to be the economy and inflation. Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen emphasized this saying, “When voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them. Stop talking about democracy being at stake.”

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