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New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee Bolduc pivots after win, says 2020 election 'not stolen'

Just last month, Bolduc said he signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying Trump won the election.

Published: September 16, 2022 9:53am

Updated: September 16, 2022 4:58pm

New Hampshire GOP Senate candidate Don Bolduc on Thursday, a little more than a day after he won the state party nomination, changed his views on the 2020 presidential election, saying it was "not stolen."

Bolduc, a retired Army brigadier general who faces incumbent Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan in November, made the comment on the Fox News Channel – in an apparent attempt to move from his pro-Trump primary campaign platform to one more acceptable to general election voters.

Bolduc said he changed his position after having talked with a lot of New Hampshire voters and having "done a lot of research on this," according to CNN.

"I've come to the conclusion, and I want to be definitive on this: The election was not stolen," he said.

Still, Bolduc, who was not endorsed by former President Trump, who continues to argue he lost reelection because of widespread voting irregularities, says he continue to believes there was voter fraud in 2020.

"Elections have consequences and, unfortunately, President Biden is the legitimate president of this country."

    Bolduc said as recently as last month, in a primary debate, "I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying Trump won the election, and damn it, I stand by" it, CNN also reports.

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