In one of her latest campaign ads, former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lindy Blanchard, a Republican candidate for governor, accused her opponent, incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey, of having inadequately protested the handling of the 2020 presidential election.

Blanchard's attack was promptly followed by an ad from Ivey claiming the election was stolen from President Donald Trump.

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Blanchard doubled down the claim Ivey declared Biden the winner in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election and suggested the latest round of advertising from Ivey on that topic had been done out of political expediency.

"We're just trying to speak the truth,"Blanchard said. "You know, the day of the election when President Trump and the Trump team were trying to ask for audits all across the United States, Governor Ivey tweeted out a congratulations on Inauguration Day to the Biden and Harris team. Then with that, she also certainly started encouraging the members, the new members from the state of Alabama like [Tommy] Tuberville and Barry Moore to be a team player, when to me, as a leader, she should have been on the Trump team leading, saying we need to do audits in all states all across the board and having our members saying the same thing."

Blanchard accused Ivey of timing her stated disapproval of the 2020 election outcome around her reelection bid.

"You need to work for what's right and speak out," Blanchard said. "And not wait until it's close to your election and then speak out and say that the election was stolen. It's all about timing and when you choose to be on the team. I've been on the Trump team and the conservative Christian values [team] for a long time."

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