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“Calvert is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election.”

Posted on May 27, 2022

govtrack.us Rep. Ken Calvert

Representative for California’s 42nd District.

Calvert is the representative for California’s 42nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Calvert is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for California’s 44thcongressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 43rd congressional district as a Republican from 1993 to 2002.

Calvert is among the Republican legislators who participated in the months-long, multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 presidential election. Shortly after the election, Calvert joined a case before the Supreme Court calling for all the votes for president in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — states that were narrowly won by Democrats — to be discarded, in order to change the outcome of the election, based on lies and a preposterous legal argument which the Supreme Court rejected. (Following the rejection of several related cases before the Supreme Court, another legislator who joined the case called for violence.) On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the insurrection at the Capitol, Calvert voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators have generally changed their story after their vote, claiming it was merely a protest and not intended to change the outcome of the election as they clearly sought prior to the vote. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol disrupted Congress’s count of electors that determined the outcome of the presidential election with the goal to prevent President Joe Biden from taking office.