A MAGA mayoral candidate in Tennessee who made headlines during the final weeks of the campaign cycle for refusing to denounce white supremacists, is claiming, without evidence, that the election was stolen.
Gabrielle Hanson, a first-term alderman in Franklin, was defeated in last week’s election by incumbent mayor Ken Moore.
Moore received 12,822 to Hanson’s 3,322.
The far-right candidate has been unreachable since her loss and is yet to concede defeat.
Hanson finally reappeared Monday on the Arizona Today podcast with prominent election deniers in Arizona, including failed Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, where she insisted that her landslide defeat was due to election fraud.
Among her claims was that voting machines were switching her votes to Moore and that a poll worker at one of the precincts is a member of “Antifa.” Hanson also said the similarity in vote totals between her and a slate of other Republicans were odd.
Hanson ran as a group with three other Republicans. They were all endorsed by the right-wing Williamson Families PAC and regularly campaigned together. They all lost, according to News Channel 5
She also suggested that there was fraud involved in Franklin’s record voter turnout.
“We had three-and-a-half times the normal turnout for an election,” she said. “So to see it flip like that, after all the calls that myself and the other three aldermen running got, just seems very questionable.”
She did not give any evidence to support her claims and the Williamson County Election Commission Administrator Chad Gray, told The News that neither Hanson nor any member of her campaign reached out to them with their concerns before the election results were certified.