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  • Ran for Office

Adam LaxaltLast Updated: February 12, 2024



Insurrection Related Information

  • Election Denier
  • Spread Disinformation Online

Previous Office(s) Held

  • Attorney General of Nevada

Executive Summary

As co-chair of Trump’s 2020 Nevada campaign, Laxalt played a crucial role in efforts to stop vote counting in Clark County, and later sued the secretary of state’s office over its alleged inability to keep non-citizens off state voter rolls. That lawsuit was eventually dismissed.

Laxalt has also long criticized the state’s vote-by-mail laws, which were expanded during the pandemic as a public safety measure. He alleged during a campaign speech in February that the policy change in 2020 amounted to state Democrats having “fundamentally altered our election” to give Joe Biden “a leg up.” He did not provide any evidence to support his claims.

Previous Office(s) Held

Former Attorney General of Nevada


January 3, 2015 - January 6, 2019

Previously Ran for Office(s)

Ran for U.S. Senate Nevada in 2022

Press Coverage

  • Adam Laxalt concedes in Nevada race that tipped the balance of the Senate

    Published on November 15, 2022 Read at NBC News
  • Adam Laxalt, Trumpism and the Big Lie: An (updated) chronology

    Published on October 19, 2022 Read at Nevada Current
  • ‘Big Lie’ candidates’ primary success could further erode democracy, advocates say

    Published on July 22, 2022 Read at The Nevada Independent

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