Conservative gathering to feature Trump’s false fraud claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation’s leading conservatives are gathering at a conference in Florida that will endorse former President Donald Trump’s continued dominance in Republican politics and promote his false claim that he lost the election only because of widespread voter fraud. The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference is Trump ally Matt Schlapp. He says discussion panels will highlight what he calls “huge” evidence of illegal voting in Georgia, Nevada and elsewhere that ultimately swung the election for Democrat Joe Biden. Such baseless claims fueled the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and have been repeatedly dismissed by the courts and the Trump administration’s leading security officials.