New Hampshire GOP candidate does 180 after main, says election wasn’t stolen

New Hampshire Republican Senate nominee Don Bolduc on Thursday mentioned the 2020 presidential election was not stolen, reversing course after claiming throughout his main that former President Trump received.

Throughout an look on Fox Information’s “America’s Newsroom,” host Dana Perino requested Bolduc if he nonetheless stood by a letter he signed with 123 different retired generals and admirals casting doubt on the election.

“I’ve spent the previous couple of weeks speaking to Granite Staters all around the state, from each occasion, and I’ve come to the conclusion — and I wish to be definitive on this — the election was not stolen,” Bolduc mentioned.

“Was there fraud? Sure.” he continued. “Is {that a} concern of Granite Staters all around the state? Sure. Is there a duty for public servants in elected positions to make sure that our residents think about their voting system? Sure.”

Bolduc as lately as August mentioned he stood by the unfounded declare that Trump received in 2020.

On Tuesday, Bolduc fended off a problem from state Senate President Chuck Morse, the institution favourite for the Senate nomination. He’ll face incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in November in what is anticipated to be a detailed race.

“Elections have penalties, and sadly President Biden is the respectable president of this nation, and he’s ruining it together with Maggie Hassan,” Bolduc mentioned on Fox Information. “And that’s the takeaway right here. They wish to deliver us again to 2020. I wish to transfer us ahead to 2022 and 2024.”

Hassan’s marketing campaign mentioned Bolduc is now “desperately attempting to run” away from his previous claims.

“Don Bolduc has spent the whole marketing campaign touting the Massive Lie, and he can’t disguise from that document,” Hassan marketing campaign spokesperson Kevin Donohue mentioned in a press release. “He has even mentioned that he helps overturning the outcomes of the 2024 election if it doesn’t go his manner. A phrase salad on Fox is not going to erase his document of election denial.”

Republicans see the New Hampshire seat as a key pickup alternative as they hope to flip the chamber’s management in November, however in latest weeks many within the occasion grew to become anxious that nominating Bolduc might complicate their path.

Bolduc has sparred with different Republicans at instances, as soon as claiming New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) was a “Chinese language communist sympathizer.”

Sununu endorsed Morse, Bolduc’s main competitor, days earlier than the competition and has known as Bolduc a “conspiracy theorist-type candidate.”

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