Richard Ryan

I read a newspaper article over the weekend in which a number of Valley residents were asked for their reactions to last Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. capitol. To my astonishment, some local Republicans and a so-called conservative Democrat continued to foster the lie that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate.

Jason Jackson, a former El Centro city councilman said, “(The Democrats) didn’t want to give on anything, and it caused people who are conspiracy theorists by nature to think the worst.” “Conservative Democrat,” Daniel Ramirez was not happy with the violence but said, “I believe in my heart that this election was a fraud.”

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