Far-right Florida Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer refused to concede after losing her primary battle against Rep. Daniel Webster, HuffPost reports.
Loomer, a far-right troll who was banned by just about every major online platform for hateful attacks against Muslims, lost to Webster by about six points in Tuesday’s primary.
Webster is a 12-year incumbent who was the longest-serving member of the Florida state legislature.
Loomer previously sought a different congressional seat in 2020 with the backing of former President Donald Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Rep. Paul Gosar. She won the Republican primary in that race before losing the general election by 20 points.
Loomer won’t concede:
“I’m not conceding, because I’m a winner!” Loomer declared Tuesday night.
“The reality is, this Republican Party is broken to its core,” she said. “What we have done tonight is really, honestly shocked the nation. We have further exposed a corruption within our own feckless, cowardly Republican Party. And that is exactly the reason why, right, I decided to go against the RINO Republican Daniel Webster, do-nothing Daniel Webster.”
“We are losing our country to big-tech election interference,” she said. “And I am pleading with the Republican Party to please start taking this issue seriously, because the American people deserve representation.”
Trump allies refuse to concede:
Loomer is only the latest Trump ally to refuse to concede her primary defeat.
Nevada gubernatorial primary candidate Joey Gilbert refused to concede his defeat, filing a lawsuit challenging the results that was immediately rejected by a judge.
Colorado Secretary of State candidate Tina Peters refused to concede and spent half a million dollars on a recount of a race she finished third in.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor refused to concede her defeat despite garnering just 3% of the votes.