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I’m a lifelong Pa. Republican. Trump needs to accept that he lost | Capital-Star Letters

By: - December 3, 2020 6:30 am

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 02: U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As a lifelong Republican, I’m for the rule of law — not rule by lawsuits.

I admire the passion of my fellow conservatives who, after learning of Biden’s win, began speaking out against wide-spread voter fraud. But their claims are misguided. In Pennsylvania, Biden won by over 70,000 votes. In 2016, Trump won the state by much less, only 44,000 votes, and no one contested the results.

It’s hard to lose, but claiming voter fraud won’t change the outcome. We are lucky to live in a country that allows us to choose our leaders, yet this privilege is contingent on the losing party’s willingness to accept the election results.

Biden won the election, and the most patriotic thing we Republicans can do is give him a chance.

JEFF YODER, Honey Brook, Chester County, Pa. 

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