Letter to the editor: Reader has strong words for Congressman Baird

Dear Editor,

As of today, it has been 1 year and 5 days since the 2020 election and Congressman Jim Baird has not yet stated publicly that the election was not stolen from former President Trump.  I have spoken to members of his Danville staff and have been told that the Congressman knows that it was not stolen.

Congressman Baird is surely aware that, on November 12, 2020, Christopher Krebs, Trump’s-appointed director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, reported that “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.  There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes or changed votes or was in any way compromised”.  Mr. Trump fired Krebs 4 days later.

On November 30th, Attorney General Barr noted that “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election”.  Since then, there has been no evidence whatsoever to support former President Trump’s claim of a “stolen election”.

Based on the results of many surveys, it is likely that more than 30% of the voters in Congressman Baird’s district believe that the election was “stolen” from former President Trump.  Since Representative Baird knows the truth, I think he should have shared the truth many months ago but certainly now.

Congressman Baird served honorably with courage in Vietnam.  Surely he should wait not a day longer to show political courage and tell the public what he knows is the truth about the 2020 Presidential election.

As my sister Dona said yesterday, “In my lifetime, I have never seen such cowardice when it so matters to tell the truth”.


Jim Thacker

Elkins Park, Penn.