The Keystone: “Dave McCormick […] Can’t Seem to Shake His Connections with Those Who Tried Overturning the 2020 Election”

PENNSYLVANIA — A January 6 attendee is hosting a fundraiser for David McCormick, according to a new report from The Keystone.

This adds to McCormick’s deep ties to fake electors and January 6 insurrectionists: 

  • McCormick hired a fake elector who was part of an effort to overturn the 2020 election to run his Super PAC.
  • McCormick paid a criminally indicted co-conspirator in Donald Trump’s fake elector scheme in Georgia to help his recount efforts in the 2022 Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary.
  • McCormick clinched GOP support in Pennsylvania after being endorsed by Doug Mastriano, an outspoken election denier and January 6 insurrectionist. McCormick has never denounced Mastriano’s participation in the January 6 insurrection.   

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  • Dave McCormick, a US Senate candidate in Pennsylvania and former Connecticut hedge fund manager, can’t seem to shake his connections with those who tried overturning the 2020 election.
  • McCormick is starting the new year by traveling to Johnstown on Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by someone who was in Washington DC on Jan. 6, 2021, while a second host for Wednesday’s fundraiser was quoted in a local newspaper following the 2020 election stating that they would like to vandalize the home of Biden supporters
  • Ross Stewart, a Pennsylvania Republican State Committee member and an advisor for the GT Commonwealth Fund, which is associated with Congressman GT Thompson (R-Pennsylvania), posted selfies of himself outside the US Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021 on Facebook. 
  • The other host in question for Wednesday’s fundraiser is Jim Vasilko, a business owner who operates Johnstown Construction Services. 
  • Vasilko then went on to tell the local newspaper that he would like to throw rocks at the homes of Biden supporters because he felt a Biden presidency would hurt his business. 
  • “When I see a Biden sign, like I just want to like throw a rock through their window because the way I look at it is that person is trying to crush my business,” Vasilko said.
  • In his previous bid for the US Senate against TV doctor Mehmet Oz, McCormick insulated his campaign with five Republicans involved in the fake elector plan in an attempt to disrupt the certification of the electoral college according to the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. 
  • The fake electors include Allegheny County Republican Chair Sam DeMcaro III, who is in charge of McCormick’s political action committee, Pennsylvania Rising, and Mike Roman, who has been criminally charged for his role in trying to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. 
  • McCormick’s campaign refused to answer questions from the Pennsylvania Capital-Star when confronted with this information.