9 months out from Nevada’s Republican Senate primary, Laxalt is already talking about trying to overturn the 2022 general election in court
14 months away from Election Day 2022, “terrible candidate” Adam Laxalt is already pushing baseless lawsuits to try to overturn the election — effectively admitting he knows he can’t win fair and square on the issues.
As reported this week by the Associated Press, Laxalt — who has been endorsed by Donald Trump and continues to spread the Big Lie — told Wayne Allyn Root that his campaign would “file lawsuits early” to prepare for when he inevitably loses in November 2022.
Laxalt’s talk of preemptively mounting legal challenges follows his failed attempt to overturn the state’s election results in 2020, while working as the co-chair for Trump’s Nevada campaign.
It’s easy to see why Laxalt thinks his only way to win in 2022 is by trying to baselessly overrule voters in court, because his policy agenda is already facing fierce pushback across Nevada:
- In response to his campaign launch, Nevada workers slammed Laxalt’s opposition to the bipartisan infrastructure deal as a “threat to Nevada jobs.”
- Late last month, workers and Latino leaders called out Laxalt’s opposition to infrastructure and lockstep support from Trump.
- This week, pro-choice Nevadans gathered to “voice their opposition to Laxalt” and his support for hardline restrictions on access to abortion.
Read and watch the coverage from Nevada and around the country:
Associated Press: Laxalt hints at legal fights ahead of 2022 US Senate race
KLAS-LV-TV/CBS Las Vegas: “Republican candidate Adam Laxalt continues to say the 2020 election was stolen”
The American Prospect: New GOP Election Ploy: Challenge ALL Democratic Victories
Roll Call: “Coming to a courtroom near you? Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the GOP front-runner to take on Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, suggested in a radio interview that there could be more election lawsuits to come in 2022…”