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Bentz’s effort to dump one state’s presidential results rested on 10,000 votes never counted

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Oregon. (FILE/The Enterprise)

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz met behind closed doors with his Republican colleagues in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 as President Trump implored Congress to overturn the presidential election.

They huddled to consider the case for dismissing millions of American votes. Making that case would give Trump the second term that he falsely claimed he won.

In the coming hours, Bentz, R-Oregon, would lock down in his Congressional office as marauders a block away vandalized the Capitol. Secured with his staff, he parsed legal issues on voting in six states in question.

And he ultimately joined the effort to deny one state – Pennsylvania – a say in who should be president.

The vote was consequential for Bentz, serving just his fifth day . . .