Dean Heller, a GOP candidate running for governor of Nevada, declined to acknowledge that President Joe Biden is, in fact, the president, a symbol that the Republican Party refuses to abandon the “big lie” of electoral fraud.
“I still know who the president is, but I believe we have problems with the election,” Heller said in an interview at Washoe County Republican headquarters.
Heller refused to acknowledge the role of former President Donald Trump in inciting his supporters to attack the U.S. capital in January, saying he did not blame Trump for the incident.
“I think they were clearly wrong when they went to the Capitol building,” he said. “It simply came to our notice then. I don’t blame the president. I watched the videos. I saw what he said during the rally, during the demonstration. And I think there’s no way I think he’s responsible for what these people did inside the Capitol.
Despite Trump being indicted for inciting a revolt against Congress, Heller made his remarks and continues to prosecute individuals, including lawmakers, who were harmed in the attack, which was based on false allegations of election theft.
Despite the lack of evidence of fraud in the 2020 general election, Heller insisted Electoral integrity is a bilateral concern, creating a false equivalent of democratic protest against Russian election interference and collusion with allegations of fraud in the 2016 Republican election.
“We are talking about changing the outcome of the election. We are talking about changing the process, “he said.” So both sides thought their candidate had won. It was my point, electoral fraud is a bilateral issue. Both sides are concerned about their candidate and the outcome of this election. And that’s my point, Russia. Whether it is collusion or harvesting the ballot, if it is misused, it will change the outcome of the election. ”
Heller insisted that “one last time Nevada has had a safe, secure election “during his tenure as Secretary of State from 1995 to 2007.
Heller previously served in the U.S. Senate but failed to win re-election in 2018 after completing a full six-year term.
Alan is a writer, editor, and New York-based news junkie.