From the Democratic Party of Virginia:
Siding With Trump, Kirk Cox Breaks His Promise To Recognize Biden’s Win After The Electoral College Vote
Richmond, VA — Six weeks after Election Day, Republicans are still pushing bogus allegations of voter fraud and Hail Mary lawsuits to invalidate millions of votes and overturn the results of the 2020 election. And just like Amanda Chase and his Republican peers in the U.S. Congress, Kirk Cox has refused to acknowledge that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won. Instead, Cox has been insisting that “you really need to take your time and make sure the legal process plays through” while promising to recognize the winner once the electoral college voted on December 14.
But after members of the electoral college cast their votes yesterday and certified Biden and Harris won 306 electoral votes to Donald Trump’s 232, Cox was silent, siding again with Donald Trump and the right-wing conspiracy theorists looking to overturn the results of the presidential election.
This isn’t the first time Cox took the side of election conspiracy theorists. When Amanda Chase alleged voter fraud was taking place in Cox’s own district (a claim Politifact gave a “pants on fire” rating), Cox couldn’t even muster the courage to defend his own constituents and say she was wrong. Instead he stayed silent and declined to comment.
While some Virginia Republicans like Denver Riggleman have accepted reality and acknowledged Biden and Harris’s win, Cox’s silence is another sign that he’s willing to put partisan politics above any duty to the voters of Virginia or the democratic process.
“Kirk Cox knows as well as anyone that the election is over and his party lost. But instead of accepting the results like he promised, he’s stoking allegations of voter fraud and election rigging to score political points in the Republican nomination contest. Virginia needs leaders who will stand up, tell the truth, and defend democracy, not cynical politicians like Kirk Cox who would do anything to appease Donald Trump,” said DPVA Communications Director Grant Fox.