Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is a world-class liar. He has told baldfaced lies about nearly everything — from being Jewish to (for some reason) leading the Baruch College volleyball team to wins over Harvard and Yale.
But as his world continues to unravel — with official investigations into his fundraising and campaign expenditures — one question remains: How did he even win?
Santos wasn’t a complete unknown. He ran in 2020 but lost to the Democrat 55.9% to 43.4%. His opponent, incumbent Rep. Tom Suozzi, dismissed Santos and conducted no opposition, The New York Times reported earlier this month.
In his campaign last year, the Times wrote, Democrats “labored unsuccessfully to convince the news media, which had been weakened by years of staff cuts and consumed by higher-profile races,