CNN reported yesterday that Don Bolduc is already laying the groundwork to challenge the results of the 2022 election if they don’t go his way. According to the report, during a radio interview Monday, Bolduc raised “the prospect that some of the same issues that led Republicans to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen could happen in 2022.”
On top of that, last week, Bolduc released a video where he asks his supporters to be poll watchers “to ensure voter integrity” and to “ensure that we have the oversight of our election process that we need” because “these irregularities are known across the state.”
These false claims raise serious concerns about whether Bolduc will accept the results of the 2022 election if he loses - Granite Staters deserve a promise now that he will accept the results of our free and fair elections this November.
“Based on his extreme and alarming rhetoric, it’s clear that Don Bolduc is trying to sow doubt in the integrity of our elections before they even happen, setting the stage to challenge the results of the election if they don’t go his way — and it has to stop,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “Don Bolduc must state definitively that he will accept the results of the election regardless of the outcome.”
As a reminder:
Bolduc has spent the general election trying to lie about his well-documented record of pushing the Big Lie and spreading debunked conspiracy theories about election fraud. Just last week, he lied about his position on whether or not the election was stolen, when just days before, he doubled down on his record of election denial, saying that he believed that the 2020 election could have been stolen. In September, Bolduc went on a far-right radio show questioning why his debunked election denial claims weren’t landing well with Granite Staters, saying, “The narrative that the election was stolen, it does not fly up here in New Hampshire for whatever reason.”