Rep. Jerry Carl

Rep. Jerry Carl

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Democracy Score

Very Poor
Not in office when Texas amicus brief was signed
Objected to certification of electoral college votes in one or more states
Made false and/or irresponsible public statements against democratic system
Voted against impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection
Voted against creating an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack
Voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress


Rep. Jerry Carl represents Alabama’s 1st district in the House.

Rep. Carl used lies about the 2020 election to justify his decision to object to certifying the results, tweeting that “due to overwhelming evidence of voter fraud and irregularities in Arizona and Pennsylvania, I voted to challenge fraudulent electors from both states.” No such overwhelming evidence existed, but Rep. Carl tried to overturn the results anyway.

Rep. Carl did not vote in support of the bipartisan commission proposal to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.

He has earned his F grade for abandoning his responsibilities and disregarding democracy.