Wisconsin official who posed as Trump elector in effort to overturn the 2020 election loses re-election bid

A Wisconsin official who fraudulently posed as an elector for former President Donald Trump in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results has lost her bid for reelection, Bolts Magazine reports.

Kelly Ruh was seeking another term as an alderperson in the town of De Pere. She lost to real estate agent Pamela Gantz, who also volunteers as a poll worker. “Our campaign was about restoring trust in our local officials and focusing on the local issues that matter to us as a community,” Gantz told Bolts Magazine.

“I promise not to use my position to influence any national elections or support conspiracies,” she added. “I promise to keep it local and promote fair and free elections for our community.”

From Bolts Magazine:

As one of only 84 fake electors nationwide in December 2020, Ruh played a prominent role in the former president’s efforts to stay in power despite losing the election. She received a subpoena from Congress earlier this year over her involvement in Stop-the-Steal efforts, which have been very intense in this swing state.

Ruh was part of a string of candidates running for local office today after casting doubt on Biden’s win—or, in Ruh’s case, attempting to actively thwart it, as Bolts reported yesterday.

Read the full report over at Bolts Magazine

Sky Palma

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