Bentz says 2020 presidential election was bought, not stolen

Congressman Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, speaks to a group of residents during a meet-and-greet Jan. 6, 2022, in La Grande. (Alex Wittwer/EO Media)

LA GRANDE – Oregon U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, does not believe former President Donald Trump’s claim that President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election because of voter fraud.

“The election was not stolen, it was bought,’’ Bentz, a first-term congressman, said during an appearance Jan. 6. in La Grande.

It was one of several statements Bentz made during the La Grande event and later expanded on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in an interview.

‘It was bought’

Bentz said Democrats had an enormous edge in funding donors with deep pockets, including one who donated $400 million to Biden’s campaign. Bentz said . . .