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How Trump Cronies Turned New Hampshire Into a Big Lie Battleground

2 25 15

President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski speaks outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2020.Matt Slocum/AP

Windham, New Hampshire, has become the latest hotspot in Donald Trump’s ongoing crusade to prove his conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen through rampant fraud. And the local Republican lawmaker pushing to turn an uncontroversial election audit there into a Big Lie battlefront has longstanding ties to Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is also a resident of the town of 13,000.

For weeks, conservative media outlets have been relentlessly hyping a quixotic Republican-led audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County, where a firm called Cyber Ninjas has been hired to spearhead the effort and investigators are scouring for evidence of bamboo fibers in ballots in a bid to show that fraudulent votes originated in China. But recently MAGA tribunes, including the One America News Network and Gateway Pundit, have spotlighted Windham as the next domino to fall. Lewandowski has been aggressively promoting the audit in his hometown, and Steve Bannon has devoted significant time to it on his podcast. Last week, Trump himself weighed in with a statement congratulating “the great Patriots of Windham, New Hampshire for their incredible fight to seek out the truth on the massive Election Fraud which took place in New Hampshire and the 2020 Presidential........

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