Bay County GOP refuses to accept Joe Biden as President-elect
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County party says Biden is 'President-imposed'

The Bay County Republican Party said it won’t recognize President-elect Joe Biden as legitimate unless President Donald Trump concedes and acknowledges that the 2020 election was fair.

The Florida Panhandle organization’s executive committee voted last month, deciding that its officials should not cooperate with Biden’s administration.

The organization said in a statement that the future of the Republican Party lies in Florida and that it’s members have an obligation to protect its conservative values, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

“Since the Panhandle has long been the conservative backbone of the state, we have an obligation not only to our community, but to our republic, to proudly defend the values that Made America Great. Tonight’s (Dec. 7) vote makes clear that the Bay County Republican Party is prepared to continue to stand with President Trump and leaders that hold the conviction to fight for the American people and our Constitution,” Bay County Republican Party Chairman Debbie Wood said in a written statement.

The resolution, which was widely circulated on social media, notes the party would only refer to Biden’s administration as “President-imposed” without Trump’s concession and will encourage Bay County Republican officials to not cooperate with “an illegitimate Biden Administration on any matters that infringe upon the Constitutionally protected rights of our citizens.”

Associated Press


  • James M. Mejuto

    January 18, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Are these Bay County Republicans STUPID or what!
    Who the hell gives a shit what trump thinks!
    Those Bay County Republicans probably border on
    fascism and racism.

  • Christina B Paylan

    January 18, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    SMH. All these people need to be hospitalized with Intravenous infusion of anti-psychotropic medications.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 18, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Panhandle conservatives are conservatives! Who are these crazies detached from reality and the truth?

  • Diane Hill

    January 18, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I live in Florida, and I know Joe Biden is currently president-elect, and will be president on January 20th. I can’t wait until that day. Trump belongs in prison!

  • Palmer Tom

    January 18, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Why is this surprising. Matt Gaetz is their Congressman. Those people are batshit crazy.

  • Dara

    January 19, 2021 at 12:13 am

    I live in Bay County. It’s real. And it’s scary

  • Melanie Kristian Kirby-Paschal

    January 19, 2021 at 12:52 am

    As a Bay County resident I feel it necessary to be the voice of reason in my community. This is absolutely absurd and does NOT reflect the way most of us think about the 2020 election. What makes the Republican stooges of Bay County believe that they are in any way in a better position than 62 judgements that distinctly identified each outrageous claim of fraudulent reports just as outrageous as the one before it?

    The rantings and temper tantrums are beneath you, show some respect… To your neighbors, your community, your family, and more importantly, your ELECTED OFFICIALS. Seriously think about what you are teaching your children and be aware of what you are inviting in. Stop this madness and see it for what it is. Our republic is at risk. Has that dictator wanna be not lied to us enough? THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE A SUPREME LEADER. I for one believe it would be in the best interest of some people to pay attention to the civics homework you are now being forced to participate in with your kids and their home schooling.

    Let it be known that they don’t speak for everyone in the panhandle. We had our say, we voted. This behavior is appalling.

  • Beth

    January 19, 2021 at 3:40 am

    The Bay County Holy Rollers waiting for the word of an ignorant, corrupt, racist, traitor who brags about being a sexual predator to tell them what to do? Better hurry and send him your life savings too! Bunch of brainwashed dolts.
    News flash. If you no longer believe in democracy you are free to leave at anytime. May I suggest Russia, or North Korea?

  • Jars

    January 19, 2021 at 8:34 am

    The proclamation by these boneheads was over a month ago. This has not aged well, and I wonder if any follow up has been done with them since. This AP story does not.

  • Mitzi Prater

    January 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

    As Bay County State Committeewoman for the Republican Party of Florida and a Precinct Committeewoman in Bay County, it was noted that I stood against this resolution, and another resolution, which was presented against the advice of the state party. The part of the resolution that says “RESOLVED, the Bay County Republican Party will only refer to a Democratic Administration in the United States for the next four years as “President-Imposed”, without the concession of President Donald J. Trump acknowledging a fair election;” is divisive and directing all Republican officials NOT to move forward. Four Precinct Committeemen and women voted against these resolutions.

  • PeterH

    January 19, 2021 at 11:15 am

    QAnon followers and Matt Gaetz recognize Donald Trump as the delinquent step child of Jim Jones. Collectively they all drink from the same cooking pot filled with koolaide!

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