Top Republican prospect Larry Elder appeared to preemptively concede defeat and baselessly declare voter fraud just before Tuesday’s California gubernatorial recall election.
Elder and his marketing campaign posted a website for his base to report alleged voting cons and sign a petition to examine the “twisted effects.”
“We implore you … to be a part of us in this combat as you are capable, mostly by signing our petition demanding a exclusive session of the California legislature to examine and ameliorate the twisted outcomes of this 2021 Recall Election of Governor Gavin Newsom,” the internet site says.
The site also claims that “statistical analyses used to detect fraud in elections held in 3rd-entire world nations (these kinds of as Russia, Venezuela, and Iran) have detected fraud in California ensuing in Governor Gavin Newsom becoming reinstated as governor.”
Polling main up to the election has favored Newsom, a Democrat, prompting Elder and the GOP to borrow intensely from previous President Donald Trump’s playbook of preemptively declaring fraud. Trump persisted with unproven promises just after his defeat.