Conservative radio host and GOP candidate Larry Elder, in the race to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom, has set up a voter fraud website, after echoing Donald Trump’s false narrative about “stealing” elections.
The 69-year-old also won’t commit to admitting to losing the result of Tuesday’s vote.
Asked repeatedly on Monday by MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff whether he would accept the result winning or losing, Mr Elder declined to say yes or no and instead insisted repeatedly that both sides must ensure Efforts should be made that Tuesday’s election is fair.
“I think we should all look to electoral integrity,” said Mr. Elder. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat, an independent or a Republican, let us all make sure the election is a fair election.”
His comments left open the possibility that Mr Elder would not accept the official results of the election and could instead fight a result similar to former President Trump’s persistent lies about the 2020 presidential race.
His campaign has also launched a website that encourages supporters to report alleged cases of electoral fraud; Mr Trump’s legal team relied almost entirely on affidavits from its own supporters while attempting to challenge the results of the 2020 election in courts across the country in the days following his defeat.
“Electoral integrity should be a universally accepted American ideal. Unfortunately, there are instances where such integrity is questioned. If you have experienced any irregularity, interference or intimidation while voting, please feel free to comment below. Let us know by filling in the short form provided. Thank you,” reads a note on Mr. Elder’s website.
California’s recall election has been seen as a major victory for Democrats as polls show the race in favor of Mr. Elder and the GOP amid a surge in national Democratic support for Mr. Newsom in recent weeks.
Nationally-renowned Democratic Party men, including former President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senator Bernie Sanders, have publicly chided in to support Mr Newsom’s campaign in the final weeks as his party became part of the state. Wants to maintain control over the supreme office. .
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Gavin Newsom