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A Year Later, NH-01 GOP Candidates Must Disavow Views That Led To Deadly 1/6 Insurrection

CONCORD, NH – A year after the deadly January 6th insurrection that left five people dead, injured 140 law enforcement officers defending the Capitol and spawned the largest criminal investigation in U.S. history, New Hampshire Republican candidates in the First District must disavow the views and voices that led the violent insurrection, or explain to voters why they believe in, and continue to spread, these lies that undermine our democracy. Matt Mowers, Karoline Leavitt, Tim Baxter, and Gail Huff Brown have all made spreading doubts about the 2020 election centerpieces of their campaigns. They have worked to undermine New Hampshire’s election legitimacy by making false assertions that our elections are compromised, calling for further investigations, or stating wrongly that Trump was the actual winner of the 2020 election. These are the same lies spread by former President Trump and were the justification for the January 6th insurrection. “On January 6th the world watched in horror as armed rioters stormed the very seat of the U.S. government in an attempt to overthrow our democratic process,” said NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley. “It is outrageous that there are individuals running for Congress in New Hampshire right now who peddle the same lies as those who helped incite the attack and welcome the support of those who worked to overturn a free and fair election. It’s time to put our country first and disavow these beliefs, or explain why they continue to undermine our democracy and sow division.” Matt Mowers has received and refuses to return, $66,000 in contributions connected to members of the Seditionist Caucus, members of Congress who voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election just hours after the Capitol was attacked. Karoline Leavitt told WMUR and other outlets that she believes Trump won the 2020 presidential election. According to WMUR, “she said in July there were clearly ‘irregularities across the country in the 2020 election due to the reforms that were made under the guise of pandemic precautions.’” Tim Baxter told CNN, "President Donald J. Trump is right, it's time for an audit in every state." Asked who won, Baxter responded, "The candidate who got the most legal votes!" Gail Huff Brown told WMUR that "there were a lot of irregularities" in 2020 and "Covid won."