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Press Releases Jim Marchant Wednesday, May 17 2023

ICYMI: GOP Senate candidate 'kind of hoping' US military will intervene in 2024 elections

May 17, 2023

According to a new report from the American Independent, election conspiracy theorist and Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Marchant “endorsed the idea of military intervention in the 2024 elections.”


In addition to being a raging homophobe and anti-abortion rights extremist, during his failed 2022 GOP secretary of state campaign, Marchant stated that his “number one priority will be to overhaul the fraudulent election system in Nevada.’”

The American Independent: GOP Senate candidate ‘kind of hoping’ US military will intervene in 2024 elections

By Josh Israel | May 17, 2023

Key Points:

  • “Nevada Republican Jim Marchant, a former one-term state legislator and his party’s unsuccessful 2022 nominee for secretary of state, said on his campaign website that he supports a total overhaul of the election system in the state. In a March interview, the U.S. Senate hopeful endorsed the idea of military intervention in the 2024 elections.”

  • “Marchant, a right-wing election denier, announced on May 2 that he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge first-term Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen in 2024. ‘We have to encourage principled America-first MAGA candidates to run for office,’ he told attendees at his kickoff event. ‘That is why I’m announcing today that I am running for United States Senate.’”

  • “On March 11, weeks before announcing his candidacy, Marchant appeared on Nino’s Corner TV, retired professional boxer David ‘Nino’ Rodrguez’s subscription-only streaming service that claims to offer ‘news and entertainment for people who love America.’”

  • “After repeating conspiracy theories about ‘election integrity,’ Rodriguez asked Marchant, ‘What’s happening behind the scenes right now to make us believe that this can go into 2024 and be fair?’”

  • “The Nevada Republican has a long history of spreading widely debunked conspiracy theories.”

  • “The Associated Press reported in June 2022 that Marchant had claimed baselessly on a podcast that since 2006, every Nevada election winner had been ‘installed by the deep-state cabal.’”

  • “The biography page on his campaign website, which does not appear to have been updated since his failed 2022 race, claims, ‘In 2020 Jim ran for Congress for Nevada’s Congressional District 4 and was a victim of election fraud.’”

  • “In that race, Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford defeated Marchant by 4.9 points, 50.7%-45.8%. Marchant failed to prove actual fraud in a subsequent legal challenge.”

  • “After Trump lost Nevada to President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, Marchant endorsed an unsuccessful scheme to have fake pro-Trump electors cast Electoral College votes in place of the legitimate Biden electors.”

  • “Marchant’s website still states: ‘In February of 2021, Jim announced his intentions to run for Secretary of State in Nevada. His number one priority will be to overhaul the fraudulent election system in Nevada.’”

Read the full report here

Published: May 17, 2023 | Last Modified: May 19, 2023

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