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Harvard removes Stefanik from advisory committee after voter fraud claims

A Republican Congresswoman has been removed from a panel at Harvard University for making comments that perpetuated President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 12:07 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 12:43 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Republican Congresswoman has been removed from a panel at Harvard University for making comments that perpetuated President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

Harvard officials say U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, was removed from a senior advisory committee at Harvard’s school of government after she declined to resign voluntarily.

A statement from the school's dean said Stefanik “made public assertions about voter fraud in November’s presidential election that have no basis in evidence.”

Stefanik responded that it’s a “rite of passage and badge of honor” to be boycotted by U.S. universities.

Stefanik was among 147 Republicans who opposed certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election.

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