Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has spent decades undermining confidence in the U.S. electoral system. As DNC Chair in the early 2000's, he suggested that the 2000 election was stolen and insinuated that the U.S. Supreme Court tampered with the results.
What was the first thing @TerryMcAuliffe did when he became DNC chairman?— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
Accuse the president of being illegitimate. #BigLie pic.twitter.com/Mx0YwC4ZJf
Terry McAuliffe repeatedly claimed the 2000 election was stolen. It's on tape. #BigLie pic.twitter.com/mAY2mIyMtc— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
In 2001, the first thing big liar Terry McAuliffe did as DNC chairman was challenge the legitimacy of the president, claim the election was stolen AND accuse the Supreme Court of “tampering” with the results. #BigLie pic.twitter.com/AIHiV5dCH0— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
Big liar @TerryMcAuliffe told a #BigLie in 2004:— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
"They STOLE the last presidential election!" pic.twitter.com/UImRxe0tEt
After the 2004 election, McAuliffee suggested that it was stolen too!
Big liar @TerryMcAuliffe was still claiming in 2007 that the 2000 election AND the 2004 election were STOLEN. #BigLie (page 314) pic.twitter.com/AUvEvyP798— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
As recent as 2017, McAuliffe was still peddling these falsehoods.
WATCH: In 2017, big liar Terry McAuliffe was still claiming that the 2000 presidential election was stolen and George W. Bush was an illegitimate president. #BigLie pic.twitter.com/ysornfVloR— Team Youngkin (@TeamYoungkin) September 27, 2021
Even this past June, McAuliffe failed to respond to questions from Fox News about whether he believed the elections of George W. Bush were legitimate.
After the 2016 election, McAuliffe joined other prominent Democrats in pushing a conspiracy that Russia interfered with the election of Donald Trump:
Hillary Clinton, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, have all stoked speculation that American insiders may have helped the Russians orchestrate their wide-ranging hacking and disinformation campaign — including with guidance on which political targets to exploit and what kinds of leaked information would most resonate with swing voters. The Democrats got backup from former FBI Director James Comey, who told lawmakers in June he was sure law enforcement would work to determine “if any Americans were part of helping the Russians.”
This is unsurprising considering who McAuliffe associates himself with, like fellow election results denier Stacey Abrams:
McAuliffe has also sent at least five fundraising emails written by failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams has refused to call Republican governor Brian Kemp "legitimate" and said as recently as April 2021 that the election was "stolen from the voters of Georgia."
McAuliffe has denied the legitimacy of every GOP president this century.
This careless rhetoric is dangerous and undermines confidence in the U.S. election system at a time when confidence is at an all-time low.