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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, Adam Laxalt prepares before a debate with Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller in Las Vegas. Laxalt has been going against strong headwinds from the time he first announced his underdog campaign against two-term Democratic Secretary of State candidate Ross Miller last January, all the way up to the drive from southern to northern Nevada to move into his new post. “He was the one guy who never had a doubt that he could win, said Robert Uithoven, Laxalt's campaign consultant. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Adam Laxalt Wednesday, Mar 23 2022

230+ Days Before The Election, Adam Laxalt Keeps Talking About Preemptive Legal Challenges

Mar 23, 2022

Despite the numerous audits, recounts, failed court challenges, and investigations that confirmed there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election, Nevada GOP U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt is still advancing Trump’s Big Lie about the 2020 election and… continuing to threaten preemptive 2022 election legal challenges, in anticipation of a loss this November. 

According to audio obtained by the New York Times, Laxalt — who tried and failed to overturn Nevada’s 2020 election on Trump’s behalf — recently told supporters “he’s vetting outside groups to help him establish election observer teams and map out a litigation strategy.”

Those remarks follow Laxalt saying last summer he will “file lawsuits early” — presumably because he knows he cannot win otherwise.

The 2020 election confirmed that there was no evidence of widespread fraud, and, in Nevada alone, there are 125 investigative hours to prove it.

“Laxalt’s tired and baseless tactics highlight how desperate the GOP is to expand upon Trump’s Big Lie and undermine our electoral system,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Brad Bainum. “And it’s just the latest indication that Laxalt intends to once again pursue fringe legal tactics to try to overrule voters, because he knows he cannot win on his anti-jobs, anti-abortion, and anti-health care agenda.” 

The New York Times: A Republican Fights Voter Fraud in His Race (231 Days Before Election Day)

By Nick Corasaniti, Blake Hounshell and Leah Askarinam | March 22, 2022

Key Points:

  • “In conversations with voters at an event at his campaign headquarters this month, Laxalt explained how he’s vetting outside groups to help him establish election observer teams and map out a litigation strategy.”
  • “…Laxalt pledged that his campaign would shoulder the cost of bringing in lawyers and mapping out a strategy, even at the expense of other core programs necessary to run a campaign.”
  • “Laxalt, who was one of the leaders of the Trump campaign’s effort to overturn the results in Nevada, has stated before that voter fraud is the “biggest issue” of the campaign and has publicly talked about establishing a large force of election observers and his plan to file election lawsuits early.”
  • “Despite that losing record, Republican candidates like Laxalt appear poised to repeat the Trump legal strategy of trying to overturn an election in court, even months before there has been any votes or any theoretical voter fraud.”

Read the full story here.

Published: Mar 23, 2022 | Last Modified: Mar 24, 2022

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