September 27, 2021

California recall election: Larry Elder campaign pushes unfounded fraud claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Because the California recall election nears the end line, an internet site paid for by Larry Elder’s campaign is pushing unsubstantiated claims of election fraud earlier than outcomes have even been launched.

Elder’s campaign web site has a hyperlink to a “Stop CA Fraud” web page the place folks can report suspicious voting exercise or signal a petition demanding a particular legislative session to analyze an election that is not even over.

The “Stop CA Fraud” web page seems to imagine Gov. Gavin Newsom will keep in workplace on account of fraud.

“As is the case, we implore you…our fellow citizens…to join us in this fight as you are able, primarily by signing our petition demanding a special session of the California legislature to investigate and ameliorate the twisted results of this 2021 Recall Election of Governor Gavin Newsom,” the positioning says.

The positioning additionally claims “statistical analyses” have detected voter fraud in California, leading to Elder’s defeat, however such an evaluation can be not possible since no votes have been counted.

“Statistical analyses used to detect fraud in elections held in 3rd-world nations (such as Russia, Venezuela, and Iran) have detected fraud in California resulting in Governor Gavin Newsom being reinstated as governor,” the positioning says. “The primary analytical tool used was Benford’s Law and can be readily reproduced.”

The web site’s declare was first reported within the Sacramento Bee on Friday.

Elder is likely one of the main Republican candidates looking for to switch Newsom if the recall succeeds. The discuss radio host has mentioned he believes “there might very well be shenanigans, as there were in the 2020 election.”

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber mentioned considerations about election safety are “inaccurate.” The state’s chief elections official mentioned California has “the strictest voting system testing, procedures for use and security requirements in the nation.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.