California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder issued unsubstantiated warnings of “shenanigans” ahead of the state's Sept. 14 recall election.
Elder said he should win the race because people in California are angry about issues like crime and homelessness.
“What I believe is that no matter what they do — and I believe that there might very well be shenanigans, as it were in the 2020 election — no matter what they do, so many Californians are angry about what's going on,” Elder said, according to CNN.
He further said that his team has a “voter integrity board” and is ready to file lawsuits over any issues that arise.
“We have a voter integrity board all set up — most of these are lawyers,” he said, according to CNN. “So, when people hear things, they contact us. We're going to file lawsuits in a timely fashion."
Elder’s comments are similar to the falsehoods that former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE and his allies across the country have spread about the 2020 election being stolen.
Trump most recently claimed that the recall election is “probably rigged” during an interview on Newsmax on Tuesday.
“So I predict it's a rigged election,” Trump said. “Let’s see how it turned out.”
Elder has emerged as the front-runner of the roughly 40 candidates campaigning to take California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomDon't break California's recall by 'fixing' it Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Altria — Walrus detectives: Scientists recruit public to spot mammal from space Top Latino group endorses Padilla for full Senate term MORE’s (D) place in next week’s contest. However, recent polling has indicated that Newsom will likely survive the recall.
Thirty percent of ballots have already been cast in the race, according to data from Political Data Intelligence.
Vice President Harris, a former senator from California, campaigned in the Golden State for Newsom on Wednesday, and President BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE is expected to do in the coming days.
Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaProgressives say go big and make life hard for GOP Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews Jill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia MORE will appear in a TV ad backing Newsom in the governor’s final efforts to boost turnout in the race.