Call it Adam Laxalt’s Big Lie Reunion Tour. Tomorrow, the Nevada Republican Senate candidate is set to team up for a campaign event with Donald Trump Jr. and Ric Grenell — Laxalt’s partner in crime, along with American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, for baselessly, but repeatedly, alleging that “illegal votes” caused Trump to lose Nevada to Joe Biden in 2020.
Most notably, the three men held a joint press conference together in Nevada on November 5, 2020, as part of their coordinated Trump campaign effort to overturn the results of the election and amplify Trump’s Big Lie. That was just one day after “Schlapp messaged [then-White House Chief of Staff Mark] Meadows: ‘Pls get 4 or 5 killers in remaining counts. Need outsiders who will torch the place. Local folks won’t do it. Lawyers and operators. Get us in these states.’”
At that “torch the place” press conference, Laxalt and the others held up as “proof” of their fraud claims since-debunked examples that Laxalt still hasn’t apologized for lying about.
But that lack of remorse should come as no surprise, because Laxalt is centering his campaign on spreading unsubstantiated election lies — from indicating he’d pursue investigations into 2020 in the Senate, to repeatedly floating 2022 preemptive election challenges that Laxalt says he’s coordinating with outside groups to overrule Nevada voters.
Ahead of Laxalt’s Big Lie Reunion Tour, here’s a refresher on Laxalt’s lies about past and future elections:
Nevada Current: Adam Laxalt, Trumpism and the Big Lie: A chronology
AP: Laxalt hints at legal fights ahead of 2022 US Senate race
NBC News: A top GOP Senate candidate walks ‘rigged election’ tightrope in Nevada
AP: Senate hopeful headed to Mar-a-Lago slams Dems over Jan. 6
Salon: Trump-loving Nevada Republican preparing “voter fraud” challenges — 220 days before election
New York Times: A Republican Fights Voter Fraud in His Race (231 Days Before Election Day)
Nevada Independent:Smith: Let’s recognize those who helped make Nevada voter fraud issue possible
HuffPost: Nevada GOP Senate Candidate Won’t Commit To Certifying 2024 Election Results
Published: Jun 9, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022