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Inslee seeks legislation against election results lie spreaders

Washington State Journal

On the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, 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, speaking to reporters in Olympia Jan. 6.

Making false statements about election results without evidence would be classified as a gross misdemeanor under his proposal, Inslee said. A draft is undergoing finishing touches but has no sponsors yet.

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