Democracy Under Fire

California Assemblywoman Traffics In Trump’s Big Lie

Representative Suzette Martinez Valladares promotes the falsehood that recent elections were fraudulently conducted.

Carl J. Petersen
3 min readSep 5, 2021

“Recent elections have made clear the need to protect California’s elections from interference.”

- CA Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares

Despite having an advantage in registrations, Democrats were unsuccessful for years in their attempt to flip California’s 25th Congressional District. This changed in 2018 when Katie Hill defeated the incumbent, Steve Knight, and turned the district blue. As an added bonus, Christie Smith also flipped the overlapping 38th State Assembly District. The victory was short-lived.

While Republicans stand behind their members when they are accused of serious crimes, or even promote them, Democrats have no backbone when it comes to standing up to any whiff of a scandal. Because of this lack of fight within the Democratic Party establishment, Katie Hill was forced from office for participating in a consensual throuple. Meanwhile, Matt Gaetz gets to hold his position as a leading menace in congress while under investigation for sex trafficking and for having “had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old”.

Hill’s resignation not only allowed the Republicans to retake the 25th Congressional seat, but they also now control the State Assembly District where Smith risked this seat in an attempt to succeed Hill and lost to Mike Garcia. Two Republicans were the top vote-getters in the jungle primary for Smith’s vacated State Assembly seat with Suzette Martinez Valladares the ultimate winner.

Countless investigations have confirmed that the 2020 election was the “most secure in American history.” That has not stopped former president Trump from promoting his “Big Lie” that the election was stolen in an attempt to soothe his bruised ego and continue to drain money from the…



Carl J. Petersen

Parent, special education advocate and former LAUSD School Board candidate. Still fighting for the children.