Special Report: Stolen election? Republican lawmakers paralyzed by Trump's false fraud claims

By Chris Kahn, Soyoung Kim, Jason Lange, James Oliphant and Tim Reid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On Jan. 6, right after the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, 147 Republican lawmakers voted the way then-president Donald Trump and the rioters had demanded – to overturn his election loss, after months of Trump’s baseless claims that the election had been stolen. A month later, the Republican party remains paralyzed by that false narrative. Fully 133 of those lawmakers, or 90%, are now declining to either endorse or repudiate Trump’s continuing insistence that he was cheated by systemic voter fr…

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