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Jeff Bartos on Government Reform

 

 


Investigate 2020 election, particularly mail-in ballots

Some of Bartos' primary opponents are vocal election deniers. Bartos acknowledged that Joe Biden won Pennsylvania and the presidency and said he, his wife, and two daughters voted by mail, but Bartos also favors an investigation of the 2020 election, especially how mail ballots were used. Such calls have increasingly become a litmus test in GOP primaries in Pennsylvania and elsewhere as Trump has continued his lies of a stolen election.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Aug 4, 2021

Voting rights bill attempt by radical left to seize power

[On election reform]: "S.1 was a laughable attempt by beltway liberals to put Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, and AOC in charge of Pennsylvania's elections," said Republican Jeff Bartos. "S.1 was just the latest attempt by the radical left to seize more power. I'm glad it died a very public death in the Senate--our nation is better for it."
Source: Delaware Valley Journal on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Jun 30, 2021

Election not stolen; Trump not to blame for insurrection

Bartos does not suggest that the election was stolen from Trump--Trump maintains baselessly that it was--and has said he believes Trump should have ended his efforts to overturn the outcome several weeks after the election when federal courts were rejecting his legal challenges.

But Bartos does not assign blame to Trump for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, unlike Toomey, U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of suburban Philadelphia and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell.

Source: Associated Press on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 8, 2021

For voter ID, end "no excuse" absentee ballots

Bartos is also joining a Republican movement to tighten voting laws in the wake of Trump's loss to Biden. Bartos said that he supports voter ID laws and ending "no excuse" absentee ballots, a law that Pennsylvania passed in 2019 with near-universal support from Republican lawmakers before Trump began attacking mail-in voting, baselessly, as being rife with fraud.
Source: Associated Press on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 8, 2021

Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge

U.S. Term Limits praises Jeff Bartos, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. It reads, "I pledge that as a member of Congress, I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit." The U.S. Term Limits constitutional amendment has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate by Senator Ted Cruz and his colleagues (SJR3) and the U.S. House by Representative Ralph Norman (HJR12).
Source: TermLimits.com blog on 2022 Pennsylvania Senate race , Mar 7, 2021

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