Senate

Coverage: Adam Laxalt Knows He’s Going To Lose

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 PressLaxalt 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

KSNV-TV/NBC Las Vegas: “Is he crying wolf? He led the voter fraud claim. We’ll tell you why Adam Laxalt is railroad raising concerns about next year’s midterm.”

KRNV-TV/NBC Reno: “14 months away from the 2022 midterm elections, Republican Adam Laxalt is now raising fears of voter fraud

MSNBC: The Rachel Maddow Show: “Nine months before the primary he’s already saying that the election is definitely going to have voter fraud and he’s definitely going to be challenging the results

MSNBC: Republicans stick with ‘election denialism’ in post-2020 races

The WeekWill Republicans ever stop crying voter fraud?

Raw StoryGOP ‘worried’ Trump-backed Nevada Senate candidate will sink himself with unhinged right-wing media appearances: report

The American ProspectNew 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…”

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