Tue. Jan 31st, 2023
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and state Rep. Mark Finchem of Arizona have questioned Joe Biden’s presidential victory.Matt Nighswander / NBC News; Getty Images; USA Today Network

ETHIOPIANS TODAY, ADDIS ABABA (FINFINNEE), ETHIOPIA:

 24 total views,  1 views today

Many Republican candidates who denied or questioned the 2020 election result have lost their races.

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and state Rep. Mark Finchem of Arizona have questioned Joe Biden’s presidential victory.Matt Nighswander / NBC News; Getty Images; USA Today Network

But the races involving election deniers in Arizona and Nevada remain too early to call.

Many Republican candidates who denied or questioned the results of the 2020 election lost their races for positions that oversee, defend and certify elections in crucial battlegrounds.

But the races involving such candidates in Arizona and Nevada remain too early to call, according to NBC News.

So-called election deniers ran in Senate and House races, as well for statewide offices that have major influence over elections, such as governorsecretary of state and attorney general.

But those candidates lost the races for governor, secretary of state and attorney general in Michigan; governor and Senate in Pennsylvania; Senate in New Hampshire and Wisconsin; and secretary of state in Minnesota and New Mexico.

They won, however, in the races for the Senate in Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as attorney general in Florida and Ohio.

In many of the races involving election deniers, candidates sought offices with the power to affect elections; some ran in pivotal battleground states where presidential election results have an outsize impact on the Electoral College outcome — and thus who wins the White House.

Senate candidates who questioned the 2020 result lost in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania

In New Hampshire, Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan defeated Republican Don Bolduc, NBC News projects. Bolduc said during his primary that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, but he backtracked in recent weeks.

In Pennsylvania, Republican Mehmet Oz lost the Senate race to Democrat John Fetterman, according to NBC News.

Oz walked a finer line about his stance on the 2020 election. He said at a GOP primary debate in April that “we cannot move on from the 2020 election.” But more recently, he said he would have affirmed President Joe Biden’s victory in the Senate if he’d held office on Jan. 6, 2021.

Senators are responsible for affirming the certification of election results in their states — a tradition that was routine until Jan. 6, when supporters of Trump broke into the Capitol to try to prevent Biden’s win from being finalized.

Election deniers won Senate races in Ohio and Wisconsin

In the Ohio Senate race, J.D. Vance, who said this year, “I think the election was stolen from Trump,” defeated Democrat Tim Ryan, NBC News projects.

In the Wisconsin Senate race, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson beat Democrat Mandela Barnes. Johnson’s office was involved in an attempt to deliver fake elector materials to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6. Johnson has acknowledged texting with one of Trump’s attorneys before and after his staff tried to deliver a package to Pence, but he has also said he knew nothing about the fake elector scheme.

Johnson initially said he’d object to certifying the Electoral College vote in key states on Jan. 6 but changed his mind after the riot and voted to certify.

Candidates who questioned the 2020 election result lost in seven key statewide races

The offices of governor, secretary of state and attorney general hold the power to fundamentally transform elections — including how they are administered and overseen, as well as a multitude of ways the results are defended and certified. Changes to those processes could affect the election in 2024, when Donald Trump might run.

They won, however, in the races for the Senate in Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as attorney general in Florida and Ohio.

In many of the races involving election deniers, candidates sought offices with the power to affect elections; some ran in pivotal battleground states where presidential election results have an outsize impact on the Electoral College outcome — and thus who wins the White House.

Senate candidates who questioned the 2020 result lost in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania

In New Hampshire, Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan defeated Republican Don Bolduc, NBC News projects. Bolduc said during his primary that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump, but he backtracked in recent weeks.

In Pennsylvania, Republican Mehmet Oz lost the Senate race to Democrat John Fetterman, according to NBC News.

Oz walked a finer line about his stance on the 2020 election. He said at a GOP primary debate in April that “we cannot move on from the 2020 election.” But more recently, he said he would have affirmed President Joe Biden’s victory in the Senate if he’d held office on Jan. 6, 2021.

Senators are responsible for affirming the certification of election results in their states — a tradition that was routine until Jan. 6, when supporters of Trump broke into the Capitol to try to prevent Biden’s win from being finalized.

Election deniers won Senate races in Ohio and Wisconsin

In the Ohio Senate race, J.D. Vance, who said this year, “I think the election was stolen from Trump,” defeated Democrat Tim Ryan, NBC News projects.

In the Wisconsin Senate race, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson beat Democrat Mandela Barnes. Johnson’s office was involved in an attempt to deliver fake elector materials to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6. Johnson has acknowledged texting with one of Trump’s attorneys before and after his staff tried to deliver a package to Pence, but he has also said he knew nothing about the fake elector scheme.

Johnson initially said he’d object to certifying the Electoral College vote in key states on Jan. 6 but changed his mind after the riot and voted to certify.

Candidates who questioned the 2020 election result lost in seven key statewide races

The offices of governor, secretary of state and attorney general hold the power to fundamentally transform elections — including how they are administered and overseen, as well as a multitude of ways the results are defended and certified. Changes to those processes could affect the election in 2024, when Donald Trump might run.

https://iframe.nbcnews.com/eTWISTw?_showcaption=true&app=1

In Michigan, election denying candidates lost their races for governor, secretary of state and attorney general.

Republican Tudor Dixon — who has said the 2020 election was stolen — lost t to Democratic incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in the race for governor, NBC News projects. In Michigan’s secretary of state race, Democratic incumbent Jocelyn Benson defeated Republican Kristina Karamo.

After having worked as a Detroit poll challenger in 2020, Karamo claimed she witnessed fraudulent absentee ballot-counting. She later testified before a Michigan Senate committee investigating election fraud allegations, which found no evidence of widespread or systematic fraud. Karamo has also said she believes that Trump won Michigan in 2020 (Biden won the state by more than 154,000 votes) and that left-wing anarchists planned the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In Michigan’s attorney general race, Republican Matthew DePerno — who espoused debunked conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 election result in Michigan — lost to Democratic incumbent Dana Nessel. DePerno filed a suit alleging sweeping voter fraud in the state, but both a state trial court judge and a state appeals court judge dismissed the suit.

In the election for governor in Pennsylvania, Republican Doug Mastriano, who repeatedly doubled down on false claims about the 2020 election, lost to Democrat Josh Shapiro, NBC News projects. Pennsylvania’s governor appoints the secretary of state, so the race packed an especially strong punch regarding the future of honoring election results.

nbc news

Follow us on:

Telegram: https://t.me/ethiopianstoday

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethiopianstoday

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethiopianstoday

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ethiopianstoday1

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ethiopianstoday

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8CrAEUV9Buhu1qaKgptscQ

Google News: https://news.google.com/publications/CAAqBwgKMMf5qQswuYTCAw

 

By Chala Dandessa

I am freelancer and Editor at ETHIOPIANS TODAY website. If you have any comment use caalaadd2@gmail.com as email contact. Additionally you can contact us through the contact page of www.ethiopianstoday.com. Twitter https://www.twitter.com/caalaadd Instagram: https://www.intagram.com/caalaadd Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caalaaddofficial

Leave a Reply