Swing state after swing state, fervent deniers of the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election have lost their 2022 races.
The midterms certainly weren’t a total failure for 2020 deniers. CNN predicts that four Republican candidates who rejected, questioned, or attempted to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory will be elected to lead the 2020 election. State, all in Republican-dominated states. At least 18 of those candidates will be elected governor or senator, according to CNN’s plans, with most of them incumbents.
But many of the candidates who were the most aggressively dishonest about the 2020 election will lose, CNN projects — including several candidates who ran for positions with critical election powers in states expected to be competitive in the election. 2024 presidential campaign. Defeated candidates, CNN projects, will include gubernatorial candidates Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania and Tudor Dixon of Michigan, candidates for Secretary of State Mark Finchem of Arizona, Jim Marchant of Nevada and Kristina Karamo of Michigan, and US Senate candidate Adam Laxalt of Nevada.
Secretary of State: CNN counted 12 Republican candidates for state election leader who rejected, questioned, or attempted to overturn the 2020 election results. CNN projected four of those candidates as winners (all in Republican-dominated states ) and eight as losers (including Michigan, Arizona and Nevada). This means that no state that is supposed to be a presidential battleground state in 2024 will have a 2020 denier as their election leader.
Governor: CNN counted 22 Republican gubernatorial candidates who rejected, questioned, attempted to overturn, or refused to affirm the 2020 election results. CNN projected eight of those candidates as winners and 12 as losers (including the far-right election plotter Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania, who allegedly won the power to appoint the state’s chief election officer). Two are in races too soon to call, including energetic Holocaust denier Kari Lake in Arizona.
Senate: CNN counted 19 Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who rejected, questioned, attempted to overturn, or refused to affirm the 2020 results. (Senators have less power over elections than Secretaries of State or Governors, but they get a vote on certification of electoral college results in presidential elections and on federal election legislation.) CNN projected 10 of these candidates as winners and eight as losers. . We’re in a race too early to call.
You can read more about the predicted winners and losers in the interactive below. CNN will update this article as more information becomes available.
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