Leading Republican candidate Larry Elder appeared to admit defeat preemptively and baseless claim of voter fraud before Recall election for the governor of California on Tuesday.
Elder and his campaign have published a website for his base to report suspected voting scams and sign a petition to investigate the “twisted results.”
“We implore you … to join us in this fight however you can, primarily by signing our petition demanding a special session of the California legislature to investigate and improve the twisted results of this 2021 Gavin Newsom recall election.” , indicates the site. .
The website also claims that “statistical analyzes used to detect fraud in elections held in third world countries (such as Russia, Venezuela and Iran) detected fraud in California, which allowed the governor Gavin Newsom to be reinstated as governor “.
The polls leading up to the election favored Newsom, a Democrat, which prompted Elder and the GOP to draw heavily on former President Donald Trump’s playbook of pretending to cheat preemptively. Trump persisted with unsubstantiated claims after his defeat.