GOP governor hopeful Ganahl puts election denier Danny Moore on ticket

FILE – Republican and current University of Colorado regent Heidi Ganahl announces that she will run for Colorado governor on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Monument, Colo. Colorado’s top Republican primary contests for U.S. Senate, secretary of state and governor will be held Tuesday, June 28. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, File)

DENVER  |  Colorado’s Republican nominee for governor, Heidi Ganahl, on Monday selected as her running mate a Navy veteran who has claimed President Joe Biden was not legitimately elected president in 2020.

Danny Moore lost a previous position due to his stance on the presidential election. His fellow commissioners on the state’s independent congressional redistricting commission voted him out of his chairmanship role last year after Facebook posts surfaced in which he claimed Biden was “elected by the Democrat steal.”

Moore’s language echoed false claims by President Donald Trump and his supporters that mass voter fraud threw the election to Biden, something Trump’s own Department of Justice said was not true.

Creator of DeNovo Solutions, Danny Moore, sits for a portrait at the DeNovo Solutions offices, May 13, 2022.
Portrait by PHILIP B. POSTON/Sentinel Colorado

Multiple election deniers lost Republican primaries in Colorado last month, including Greg Lopez, a former suburban Denver mayor who challenged Ganahl for the nomination for governor. A member of the Colorado University Board of Regents, Ganahl has not previously emphasized election denial during her campaign, refusing to answer questions about whether Biden was legitimately elected and instead focusing on economic and safety issues.

She continued to do so in announcing her selection of Moore as her lieutenant governor candidate.

“Danny is a wonderful addition to our winning team,” Ganahl said in a release. “We share a common vision to lower Colorado’s soaring cost of living, gas prices, crime rates, and a commitment to making our children the priority.”

Election deniers have won Republican primaries to oversee elections in states such as Alabama, New Mexico and Nevada, and a prominent election denier won the party’s nomination to become governor in Pennsylvania, where he would appoint the state’s top election official if he wins in the fall.

In Colorado, the lieutenant governor position is mainly a ceremonial role. That person becomes the chief executive when the governor leaves the state or if the governor becomes incapacitated or dies in office.


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2 months ago

So, do I understand this correctly? CU Regent Ganahl (election denier whether she publicly admits it or not), wants another election denier Danny Moore on her ticket. And wasn’t election denier John Eastman banned from CU?  Any connection? Hmmm. If elections are rigged why bother to run for office? 

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
2 months ago

Having a conspiracy theorist on the ticket should cause sane people not to vote for her, regardless of any other stance. No one should be elected to lead others that does not have good sense. But a few will vote for this ticket just “because.”

“We share a common vision to lower Colorado’s soaring cost of living, gas prices, crime rates, and a commitment to making our children the priority.” These are good talking points that are uttered by everyone, including our current Governor.

Last edited 2 months ago by Joe Felice