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Rep. Denham: Calif. Republicans Need to Understand Election Law

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:38 PM

Outgoing Rep. Jeff Denham, after losing the seat he held for the past four terms said Wednesday that he'd advise the Republican Party in his state of California to figure out its new election law if it wants to remain competitive in future contests.

"We've had six different election laws change in the last six years, four of which happened this election," the California Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"When you've got six out of those seven congressional seats that were targeted, six of them were ahead on election night, Election Day voters, six of them were ahead on absentee, six of them were ahead on early voting."

The question needs to be about what the provisional ballots have to say, Denham continued.

"It is statistically impossible to have six seats that won all of the early voting, including Election Day to see the provisionals, the set aside ballots come in after the fact," he said. "In this case the 21st district was two weeks late. I mean, the question needs to be not only the Republican Party in California on the rules, but I think the state as a whole needs to look at the provisional ballots."

Denham said he does not know what would have happened, however, if there was a different Republican president in office.

"There's certainly a lot to be said about midterms, but President Trump right before Election Day was almost even in my district, two years ago he only lost my district by three points and our biggest issue in California, especially in the central valley, has been water," said Denham.

"He signed four pieces of legislation on water and just yesterday we for the first time in 40 years now have a proposal to build a new lake, a new reservoir that it will really help save California's central valley, our bread basket. So the president has done some good things,"

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Outgoing Rep. Jeff Denham, after losing the seat he held for the past four terms said Wednesday that he'd advise the Republican Party in his state of California to figure out its new election law.
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