There haven’t been any bombs going off in the Nevada desert for quite some time, but Lindsey Graham, lapdog to Donald Trump, has just succeeding in righteously pissing off the local election officials not to mention the local press, who are diligently following every twist and turn of the Laxalt/Cortez Masto race for the Senate and have been for days.
Lindsey Graham, aka Lindseed, aka Graham Cracker actually had had the hubris to suggest that there is election fraud in Nevada, Clark County specifically. This is not going over well.
It’s intriguing that he would voice Donald Trump’s favorite theory, election denialism, under these circumstances and especially at a time like this when he’s got so much bigger fish to fry, i.e., testifying before Fani Willis’ grand jury. But it does make sense that he is praying like hell that Adam Laxalt wins so that the defining race will be in Georgia and maybe that CTE-addled idiot can pull the fat from the fire and deliver the Senate back to GOP hands. Lindsey? If you’re depending on the likes of Herschel Walker to save your bacon has it occurred to you that you are in a world of hurt?
Lindsey Graham suggested on NRSC call yesterday that fraud in NV would be the only way GOP loses.
“There is no mathematical way Laxalt loses,” Graham said. “If he does, then it’s a lie.” https://t.co/g4u15f6n7l
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) November 11, 2022
Ladies and gentlemen, the Graham Cracker knows more about the mathematical probabilities of this race than the people who game out these probabilities for a living — and who are nationally respected for doing so. His comments went over like a fart in an elevator.
Here is my official answer to Lindsey Graham's offer to cry fraud if Laxalt loses:https://t.co/1UyekYktEU
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) November 11, 2022
On a Republican conference call Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), went so far as to suggest fraud in Nevada if Laxalt isn’t declared the winner. The midday call was hosted by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
“There is no mathematical way Laxalt loses,” Graham said on the call. “If he does, then it’s a lie.”
No evidence of election fraud has emerged and independent analysts have been expecting Cortez Masto to take the lead for days based on the number of outstanding mail votes in the most Democratic part of the state.
Besides having legal teams on the ground in Nevada and Arizona, there’s now little the GOP can do to salvage its shot at a majority but go all-in on Georgia.
And all-in on Georgia is where they may think they’re going, but the fact is it’s not going to matter if Kelly and Cortez Masto stay in office. And they know it. All this just underscores how the linchpin seat this election is Catherine Cortez Masto’s.
Jon Ralston wasn’t the only journalist who got pissed. This is no time for Graham to pull this. The country as a whole is trying to get away from the election denial madness and the “MAGA Curse” as Jennifer Rubin puts it.
This is also a test for the media to report this is election denialism, an attempted fraud and incitement to violence
— Jennifer "Pro-privacy" Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 11, 2022
When he blacked out, the party was alive and healthy. Then he woke up, covered in blood, Trump's candidates strewn across the floor, and McConnell screaming in the corner. The last thing he remembers… they were all laughing.
— One More Josh (@JoshZ2012) November 11, 2022
Luckily absolutely nobody cares what Lady G says pic.twitter.com/lTJt1gOhGA
— Jack Flack (@JackFlack1983) November 11, 2022
What happened to the man who was best friends with John McCain and called Joe Biden, “one of the finest men God ever made?” I wish I knew. But the iteration of Graham that we deal with today is a broken down circus clown in the thrall of Donald Trump. I guess that will be his legacy.