GOP Senate Candidate Scrubs Election ‘Integrity’ Section From Website

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Politics

With the primaries over and a new focus on the general election, the Republican Senate candidate in Washington state has removed references to “serious questions about the integrity of our elections” from her campaign website.The episode is the latest in a string of incidents where some Republican candidates in recent weeks appeared to be scrubbing their online presences of positions that could allow them to be painted as extreme, often related to the issue of abortion or former President Donald Trump.AdvertisementIn Washington, the campaign of Tiffany Smiley, running against five-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray, downplayed the move, saying the website change occurred after the Aug. 2 primary to allow for rolling out a more detailed platform.The campaign for Tiffany Smiley, the Republican challenger to Democrat Sen. Patty Murray in Washington state, changed her website to remove a section dealing with election integrity.Bill Clark via Getty Images“Shortly after the Primary Election in Washington, Tiffany Smiley unveiled her Agenda for Recovery and Reform to provide Washington voters more detailed information on the pertinent issues she will tackle as their next U.S. Senator,” Cale Ottens, a spokesman for the Smiley campaign, told HuffPost. “Tiffany’s agenda is now available to view on her website, and it will be updated regularly with more information as we continue to roll-out the full agenda in the days and weeks ahead,” he added. AdvertisementBefore the primary, Smiley’s website included an “Issues” section, and one of areas listed separately was “Election Integrity.” The section stated, “The 2020 elections raised serious questions about the integrity of our elections and caused millions of Americans to question their confidence in our electoral process” and it accused Democrats of supporting changes that would “truly put our elections in further jeopardy.” The section of GOP Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley’s website that was not migrated from the old “Issues” section to the new “Agenda” s …

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