Unsuccessful New Mexico House Republican candidate Solomon Pena was behind the shootings of Democratic politicians’ homes, fueled by election denial and support for Donald Trump.
Mr Maddow said:
Now, I heard that the mayor mentioned a right-wing extremist, an election opponent who was arrested today. It references frequent public statements, online social media statements, by this Republican candidate, claiming that he actually did not lose this election last November when he was the Republican candidate. I believe
Republicans again nominated him as their candidate for state legislature outside Albuquerque in November. He lost by a large margin over his 3500 votes. He has since claimed that he did not actually lose and that the election was rigged against him.
Local news reports about his candidacy note that he is, in the words of Santa Fe New Mexico, an avid supporter of former President Donald Trump. Seemingly emulating Trump by rejecting the results, the men open fire on other Democratic officials’ homes.
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It was only a matter of time before Republican candidates poisoned by Trump’s election denial turned to violence. There is a possibility
The entire nation experienced this firsthand during the 1/6 attack on the Capitol inspired by Trump’s presidential election denial. Peña was emulating his role model in Terrorism in New Mexico.
Electoral denial is dangerous because it opens the door to political violence that can threaten national stability.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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