Byron Donalds, election denier? That’s the Democrats’ claim

Donalds AP photo
The Congressman is seen as a potential VP pick.

A Southwest Florida Congressman is under fire from national Democrats, signifying their belief he may yet be Donald Trump’s running mate.

Along with former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds is drawing partisan scrutiny for questions about election outcomes of the past and the future.

“After hearing Donald Trump wants an extreme, election-denying vice president, Byron Donalds and Ben Carson jumped at the opportunity, taking to the airwaves and refusing to commit to accepting this November’s results while parroting lies about the 2020 election. Donalds and Carson are shamelessly putting Trump over our democracy, and the list of MAGA minions willing to do the same keeps getting longer. The American people know the stakes of this November’s election, and are ready to once again reject Trump and whichever MAGA Republican he chooses to run on anti-democracy extremism with him,” asserts DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd.

Democrats maintain that Donalds’ transgressions include saying to a CNN reporter that his acceptance of this November’s election results is currently “conditional because you want to see the processes of the election go according to law, not according to outside groups and legal cases.”

He also rejected the contention the former President was somehow responsible for the riots of Jan. 6, 2021, when his supporters successfully delayed the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

Donalds previously said he would accept an invitation to be Trump’s running mate.

However, that may be less likely given the former President talked him up for a different office recently.

At a recent New York City fundraiser, Trump suggested Donalds might be a good fit in Tallahassee in two years, saying that if he ran for Governor, he’d have “many friends in the race.”

Polling has been conducted with Donalds’ name. One survey that omitted Attorney General Ashley Moody and First Lady Casey DeSantis showed him ahead of other potential candidates, but a poll including an expanded field of choices found him with single digit support.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Don't Say FLA

    May 25, 2024 at 10:50 am

    Why do the Democrats want to boost the MAGA voter’s opinion of Byron by labeling him an election denier?

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        May 25, 2024 at 12:29 pm

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        • Dont Say FLA

          May 28, 2024 at 4:09 pm

          Pops is $200 in a day good money? That sounds poor to me, especially if it took 15 hours on the clock to get to $200, plus bus fares and time lost to taking the bus three or four times in a day depending on how many jobs it took to get 15 hours in day to yield $200. Seems like a terrible deal to me. I’d rather sock some G0P rep’s cuck for $300. It takes 10 minutes start to finish, with maybe 90 seconds active time.

  • Tom

    May 25, 2024 at 11:23 am

    I’m glad to see our local representative wasting time kissing trumps fat a$$ and running around in the press making a fool of himself. No more votes for this clown. We could definitely do better.

    • Impeach Biden

      May 25, 2024 at 12:13 pm

      Oh I could what about many people on your side of the aisle. I could even what about District 25 in Florida. I could even what about the famous geographer from the State of Georgia. You know, Guam might tip. Then again what does it say about his constituency and that of the Squad members? Donalds District contains very affluent and lots of white folks.

      • MH/Duuuval

        May 25, 2024 at 12:29 pm

        “I could even what about District 25 in Florida.”

        What’s stopping you?

        • Impeach Biden

          May 25, 2024 at 12:35 pm

          She will never hold a state wide office. She would get trounced. She has to remain in her little liberal enclave of Broward County with all of her displaced New Yorkers and Century Village, Sunrise Lakes, Kings Point people.

          • MH/Duuuval

            May 26, 2024 at 10:15 am

            Sounds like you have been casing the neighborhood.

          • rick whitaker

            May 26, 2024 at 12:52 pm

            HOWLER MONKEY, yeah what is this mystery profession you claim to have, a cat burglar? no i’m not impressed by your mystery profession, how ridiculous.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 28, 2024 at 10:49 am

          I was going to say “This isn’t a post about Florida’s District 25” but then I realized you’re addressing IBS who never holds back from commenting entirely off topic for Whatabout purposes.

          IBS typically trying to derail the internet from gaining a discussion among adults with different outlooks on the topic of the post which, when IBS derails, is always something the G0P did or said.

          Man if I spent that much time whatabouting stuff my party said or did, I might start to wonder if my party is worth my attempts at defending it.

          I might notice other commenters never comment “Whatabout the thing some G0P did” on posts about Democrat doings.

          I might wonder when my next paycheck shows up for always trying to derail discussion for the benefit of one party that must employ own me to the point that I can’t even entering the idea of discussing the merits of their actions, ideas or plans for remaking the USA into some white power nonsense where the only thing that ever happens is people end up dead but the Christians keep on claiming persecution anyways because that’s their shtick which Dear Leader definitely picked up on. Old Man George must have told him before dying from old age.

        • Balls

          May 28, 2024 at 10:52 am

          When IBS declines to comment off topic, I infer they must be out of toilet paper. Again.

          At least IBS has the IBS to be angry about. But what is Hung Lil so angry about? OHhhhhhh duh, being Hung Lil, lol.

          I do understand both their angers. Fella’s anger management is the place to go. Voting angry won’t help anything for anybody, not me, not you.

      • Tom

        May 26, 2024 at 2:27 pm

        My side of the isle? Unaffiliated? Okay. I live in District 19. WTF has District 25 got to do with anything?
        My point would still be that on Memorial Day weekend, he should be attending Memorial Day activities in his own electorate not running around kissing trump’s fat a$$.

  • ScienceBLVR

    May 25, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    Byron, the darling of the white conservative right wing nut 19th district- a district with only 6% African American population. You know, white folks, especially like to demonstrate how evolved they are, no racism here, move along. Running in a safe Red district, a vote for this guy lets them brag at parties how they even voted for a brother.. not President Obama, I’m sure, but this MAGA slave, oh yeah…

    • Impeach Biden

      May 25, 2024 at 1:26 pm

      Come on ScienceBLVR, call him an Uncle Tom. You have filled all of the other squares. By the way is that you Rebekah Jones, the phony scientist?

      • rick whitaker

        May 25, 2024 at 7:21 pm

        19 YEAR OLD HOWLER MONKEY, you just used the racist trope again. that’s about 4 times in a month. monkey how racist can you get.

      • JD

        May 25, 2024 at 7:21 pm

        I believe the current nomenclature is “token”, over “Uncle Tom”.

        He fits right in with Trump and mob GOP, as a drug dealer, bank fraudster and education grifter with his online school.

        • MH/Duuuval

          May 26, 2024 at 10:16 am

          Ditto Rep. Webster Barnaby, a real carpetbagger from Thatcherite England.

      • Ocean Joe

        May 28, 2024 at 1:19 pm

        Uncle Tom does come to mind whenever I see this guy, but how bout we settle for the Black version of Randy Fine?

  • Jojo

    May 27, 2024 at 7:26 am

    Byron Donalds… this man has betrayed the values of every single African American. And now he has introduced a bill to allow Congress to take over criminal laws in DC.
    Putting the authoritarian military thumb on your fellow blacks- good move By

    • Ocean Joe

      May 27, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Not only that, he obviously doesn’t know that when it comes to casinos and running for president, Trump doesn’t want Blacks in the front of the house.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 27, 2024 at 9:56 pm

        Also, IBS is always claiming people are saying going to say Byron’s an “Uncle Tom” which we all know “people are saying” is the Trump wiggle word for “I am going to pretend I am making this shit up but it’s how I actually do feel”

  • Alexandra zakhvatayev

    May 28, 2024 at 11:43 am

    This past week Byron Donalds used conservative media go stage a town hall in Cape Coral where only his base was invited.
    Literally no notice via news agencies outside conservative radio, and then their “sister” tv station was the only ones who showed up bc they were the only ones who knew about it lol
    The proper word is pussilanimous

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 29, 2024 at 11:47 am

      Love that word. Pussilanimous is an apt description for Rome GA’s self-proclaimed tough guy Marjorie Taylor Greene, too.

      MTG’s district ~recently came to include part of one northwest Metro Atlanta county (for voter disenfranchisement purposes), but she won’t go there in person.

      She is too scared of brownish suburbanites to set foot in one of the counties in her own district.

      Such a tough guy, that MTG.

      I bet Trump re-endorses her this week, T-GFCI week.

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