If you’re a candidate who believes the Democrats stole the 2020 election, John Oliver has you covered.
The Last week tonight host had a field day with a sneak peek at some of the more interesting Republican Secretary of State candidates across the country.
While the state election for secretary of state usually flies under the radar of the national media — let alone the attention of late night television, the position has come under renewed scrutiny for its jurisdiction over the vote certification process, a point of concern. concern because of a large contingent of voters who believe that the recent presidential election has been miscounted.
Oliver picked three candidates, Nevada’s Jim Marchant, New Mexico’s Audrey Trujillo, and Michigan’s Kristina Karamo, all of whom believe to some degree that the 2020 election has been mishandled. The British-American host claimed that while these candidates might look like outliers, they represent just the tip of the iceberg.
“These are just three of the troubling candidates for secretary of state across the country. There are many, many others who should honestly give everyone a break as the Jan 6 commission is reminding everyone how close we came to the collapse of democracy,” Oliver said.
Oliver suspected that the results of these seemingly insignificant elections could influence the direction of democracy in the coming years.
“It was a handful of people in the right position who chose to do the right thing and that saved us from a constitutional crisis, but there are now multiple candidates running for key positions on the platform of ‘let’s stop the coup’ do it again, but better afterwards’. time,’” said Oliver.
“And if you don’t worry about that… you’re crazy.”