Mandel Invents Buckeye Big Lie, Further Pulling The Senate Field To The Right
September 1, 2021
Mandel Making “New False Claim” That Trump “Actually Won By A Higher Margin” In Ohio In 2020
Columbus, OH — Yesterday in an interview with Taylor Popielarz of Spectrum News, failed Senate candidate Josh Mandel invented a new lie that Trump won Ohio by more than 8 points.
According to Spectrum News’ Taylor Popielarz, “@JoshMandelOhio made a new false claim I hadn’t heard before: That Ohio’s Republican election officials suppressed Trump’s victory in the state and Trump “actually won by a higher margin” than his 8-pt win.”
Mandel launched his campaign by saying the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. He has continued to carry water for Trump’s baseless lies about the election and held a rally yesterday on the subject. The Big Lie is the defining issue in Republican primary races around the country – and Mandel is doing his part to keep this conspiracy theory in the news in Ohio.
“In an effort to appease a failed blogger from Florida, Josh Mandel is dragging the Republican Senate field down another dangerous right-wing conspiracy rabbit hole,” said Michael Beyer, spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party. “Mandel will do or say anything to earn Trump’s endorsement and does not care about the consequences of lying about the results of an election, which saw a violent mob storming the Capitol and the deaths of five people including a police officer. Every Republican Senate candidate now must answer whether they think Ohio’s election results were fair, and if they refuse to answer their silence will speak volumes.”