A Republican Senate candidate in Nevada wouldn’t say whether he would vote to overturn the results of the next presidential election, an issue that more GOP candidates running for both state and federal office may be called on to confront.
Adam Laxalt was the former Nevada Attorney General and dodged questioning about certifying 2024 Reno results.
“I’m not going to answer that kind of hypothetical,” He told KRNV’s interviewerDuring a campaign When asked if he would reverse the result, he stopped Oct. 1.
Pressed by the interviewer, Laxalt said, “It’s absolutely not a fair question ― four years from now, who may be in an office and who may be running. In 2020, we stood for electoral integrity. I continue to think it’s a problem for our state.”
Trump, the former President of the United States, has hinted at another White House bid in 2024. Trump-aligned House members and senators could have another chance to reject certifying elections results based upon false allegations of election rigging. Each chamber. 147 Republicansvoted to reject the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results declaring Joe Biden winner of the presidency race
Laxalt is like many Republicans who are running for swing control in the House and Senate. Promotion the bogus narrative that widespread fraud was to blame for Trump’s losses in six key battlegrounds.
Looking to the midterms and beyond, his remarks signal the willingness of Republicans to project fraud on elections that haven’t even happened. Candidates for the GOP have used certification of election results as a litmus-test.
Last week, Kari Lake, Trump’s choice for Arizona governor in 2022, told One America News Network that she wouldn’t have certified her state’s election results for Biden had she been governor.
A largely discredited audit of election results in Arizona still confirmed Biden’s slim victory in the state.
As Trump’s pick for the Nevada seat — and the perceived Republican front-runner trying to oust Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto — Laxalt has already said he’d support legal challenges to the midterm results, more than a year out from the election.
“With me at the top of the ticket, we’re going to be able to get everybody at the table and come up with a full plan, do our best to try to secure this election, get as many observers as we can, and file lawsuits early, if there are lawsuits we can file to try to tighten up the election,” He spoke to Wayne Allyn Root on far-right radio in August
Laxalt will be following the same strategy as Trump or Larry Elder who were unsuccessfully running against Democratic Governor. Gavin Newsom in California’s recall election. Elder created a website before votes could be counted. They claimed they had detected fraud
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reportedLaxalt refuses to comment on whether Biden was elected legitimately.
“I know you want to make this entire election about this. We have major issues going on in our country right now,” he said.
As the co-chair of Trump’s campaign in Nevada — a swing state that Biden carried by about 33,000 votes — Laxalt was involved with the campaign’s lawsuits challenging the state’s results, which were eventually all dismissed. Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavsk’s office reviewed alleged evidence of voter fraud compiled by the Nevada GOP and Find it “no evidentiary support for the contention that the 2020 general election was plagued by widespread voter fraud.”
Laxalt’s campaign didn’t respond to a request for comment.
Laxalt was Nevada’s attorney general from 2015 to 2019, leaving his post after losing a race for governor in 2018 to Democrat Steve Sisolak.