Colorado GOP Gov. Candidate Heidi Ganahl Says Election Conspiracy Group is “Doing Great Things”
Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl proudly endorsed a conspiracy group that believes the 2020 election was stolen. In a recent campaign event, Ganahl said the group was full of “great people” who are “doing great things.”
The group’s “great things” include deploying volunteers to conduct vigilante-style door-to-door “voter verification” canvasses to collect evidence of alleged election fraud. Ganahl encouraged supporters to join the group and said she was happy to share its contact information.
The group was also recently hired by My Pillow CEO and everyone’s favorite election-conspiracy nutjob Mike Lindell to aid in his national effort to prove the 2020 election was fraudulent.
This isn’t the first time Heidi Ganahl has spread the Big Lie and embraced conspiracy theories. In a recent interview, Ganahl admitted she believes the Big Lie, saying of future elections: “we’ve got to have such a red tsunami that there’s no question, there’s no fixing it.”
From the bottom to the top of the ticket, extremism and election denialism run rampant throughout the Colorado GOP — the Republican Party Chair used to lead a group with an active militia wing. By actively participating in spreading the Big Lie, Heidi Ganahl is in lock-step with her party’s dangerous, delusional agenda.
Ganahl has previously attempted to hide her support for far-right conspiracies — dodging questions about whether she believes the election was stolen. In an interview with Axios, Ganahl declined to say whether Joe Biden was legitimately elected.
“Hiding-Heidi Ganahl is trying to sweep her far-right conspiracy theories under the rug when they don’t serve her political ambitions to run for governor in a state Biden won by double digits,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “But after repeatedly being exposed spreading the Big Lie, she’s finally showing Coloradans where she really stands. Now that the truth about her radical positions is out, Colorado voters will reject Ganahl’s right-wing agenda.”