Yesterday at a joint elections committee meeting, Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske testified that there were no instances of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 mostly-mail general election. This comes months after she testified that her office found no instances of widespread voter fraud in the all-mail primary election. In fact, the Secretary of State’s Office has gone to great lengths to dismiss these false claims.
Yet, many Nevada Republicans have failed to denounce these lies and some continue to spread these lies despite the danger they pose to our democracy. As Adam Laxalt hides in shame after mounting an incredibly unsuccessful campaign to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election, Republicans are forced to either demur when asked how they won their close election despite widespread fraud or continue the lies while undermining their lone statewide elected official.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:
“Nevada Republicans are willing to eat their own just to keep up lies started by Adam Laxalt about nonexistent voter fraud. While he and his cronies are in hiding after spearheading failed legal challenge after failed legal challenge of *some* election results, the GOP is hard at work to keep up the lies even if it means throwing a member of their own party under the bus in the process. After losing control of nearly every statewide and federal office, it seems the GOP’s final play is to continue their quest of limiting Nevadans’ voices in our elections. Just like a majority of their candidates, this effort will most certainly fail.”