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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)

Thursday, Jun 9 2022

Adam Laxalt’s Big Lie Reunion Tour — Featuring Ric Grenell

Jun 09, 2022

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

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