Post-Election Kvetching Reaches JoAnn Windholz Level Of Stupid

Ex-Rep. JoAnn Windholz (center).

We wrote late Monday about the asinine announcement by Jefferson County Republicans that they “refuse to certify” the results of the 2020 elections, something they are not responsible for actually doing as the county canvassing board and Clerk George Stern certify the results. When asked why they were choosing this meaningless method of protesting results that in Jeffco especially were not close, the party cited the same totally unfounded “concerns” about Dominion Voting Systems that got attorney Sidney Powell relieved from her duties with the Trump campaign legal team over the weekend.

Well folks, not to be outdone, the Aurora Sentinel reports today that Adams County Republican Party chair JoAnn Windholz–yes, that JoAnn Windholz–is joining the procedurally meaningless county-level pity party for soon-to-be-ex-President Donald Trump:

The chairwoman of the Adams County GOP said the party won’t accept local election results because she has a “gut feeling” of fraud, even though the party’s representative to the county canvassing board already voted to certify the results.

JoAnn Windholz, who chairs the Adams County Republican Committee, said Tuesday she feels that Democrats and an election technology company conspired to sway the Nov. 3 General Election in favor of liberal candidates in the county. She has no evidence of any cheating or fraud. Election officials locally and nationally have repeatedly said there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud or conspiracy theories.

But seriously. This is 2020. Who the hell needs evidence?

“Well I’m skeptical, yes, but I can’t prove it,” Windholz told the Sentinel… [Pols emphasis]

Windholz’s “gut feeling” is two-fold: she doesn’t trust Democrats or Dominion, a Denver-based election technology firm used by election officials nationwide; and she’s incredulous that Republicans fared poorly in Adams County this year.

…Windholz said Democrats fared suspiciously well this year in Adams County compared to years past. She was elected as a Republican state representative in 2014, but lost reelection two years later to Democrat Dafna Michaelson-Jenet, who easily kept her seat this year.

Colorado House District 30 is a good example of the stated priority in the 2011 reappointment process of drawing competitive districts that could be won at least in theory by either side–so as to facilitate a more authentic contest of candidates and ideas instead of elections decided at the primary level. In 2014, JoAnn Windholz narrowly defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Jenise May, then losing the seat to the current incumbent Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet in 2016. Since 2016, the seat has become more safely Democratic owing to Michaelson Jenet’s popularity as well as the overall suburban shift blue Colorado has witnessed in recent years.

Windholz helped herself along the path to defeat in 2016 when she accused Planned Parenthood of being the “real culprit” in the shooting rampage at the organization’s Colorado Springs office in November 2015 that killed three people and injured nine more. Windholz’s comments were condemned by then-state GOP chairman Steve House, but the local party stood by her–obviously, since she now runs the Adams County GOP.

But why have this honest conversation at all? Trump said it’s a “RIGGED ELECTION!” Repeatedly! In all caps! What more evidence does anyone need? Obviously there are no lessons to be learned when you can simply blame the machines instead of the voters.

This is why Republicans won’t be winning back the Denver suburbs anytime soon, folks.

30 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Diogenesdemar says:

    Dulcolax, JoAnn.

    Maximum strength.


    Maybe hourly, even.

    . . . Seriously.

  2. Early Worm says:

    I really hope that the demise of the GOP in Colorado is a harbinger of the GOP's demise nationally. The Colorado GOP has cleansed itself of all moderation and rewards and promotes extremism over competence. Facts do not matter and are intentionally ignored when they are inconvenient or contradict your feelings. The base (religious zealots, racists, cranky old men) eat it up, but, at some point, most everyone else realizes that there is nothing there. 

  3. notaskinnycook says:

    Since when is Adams County voting Dem suspicious? Did they lose their minds and vote red once or twice? Adams County has always been home to working-class people. They know the JoAnn Windbags of the world don’t have their interests at heart.

  4. kickshot says:

    The stupidity is contagious but, luckily, confined to Rs.

  5. JohnInDenver says:

    All those Republicans working the election apparently were in on the fix, too?  Adams County standards are:

    • Judges work in bi-partisan teams
    • All judges are background-checked
    • Judges go through mandatory training, up to 12 hours
    • All judges and team members (anyone who may behandling a ballot) must wear a party-identifying lanyard at all times
    • kickshot says:

      Someday someone will reveal the memo that came out from on high that's prompted all of this ridiculousness.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      All of that doesn't matter. To some, unfortunately perhaps many, low-information stupid voters, the question is:  can you prove that the election wasn't fixed and that the election judges weren't deep plants by the Deep State?


      • Duke Cox says:

        Always with the proving negatives. So hard to do. If you can't prove my baseless, unfounded accusations false, they are then true. Amirite?

        What a statement about some people. I think that situation should be called, "the Windholz Conundrum". Or maybe, "the Windholz Contradiction". Something like that.

  6. itlduso says:

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”  Samuel Johnson

  7. kickshot says:

    Based on Dump's last experience w/a large bird …. probably so.

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