In one battleground state after another, fervent deniers of the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election lost the 2022 race.
For 2020 deniers, the midterms certainly weren’t a complete failure. CNN expects four Republican candidates who rejected, questioned or tried to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory to be elected as state election chairmen, all in predominantly Republican states. At least 18 such candidates, most of them incumbents, will be elected governor or senator, CNN predicts.
But CNN expects many of the most dishonest candidates in the 2020 election to lose — especially several candidates running for office with strong positions in states expected to be competitive in the 2024 presidential race. key powers. CNN predicts that the defeated candidates will include Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates Doug Mastriano and Michigan Tudor Dixon, Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, Nevada Jim Marchant and Michigan State Kristina Karamo and Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalter.
Secretary of State: CNN counted 12 Republican candidates for state election chair who rejected, questioned or attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 election. CNN predicts four of those candidates will be winners (all in Republican-dominated states) and eight will be losers (including Michigan, Arizona and Nevada). That means none of the states projected to be presidential battleground states in 2024 will have 2020 Daniel as their electoral chief.
Governor: CNN counted 22 Republican gubernatorial candidates who rejected, questioned, tried to overturn or refused to confirm the 2020 election results. CNN expects eight of those candidates to win and 12 to lose (including far-right election conspiracy theorist Doug Mastroiano in Pennsylvania, who will gain the power to appoint the state’s election chief). It’s too early for two to enter the race, including Arizona’s powerful election denier Kari Lake.
senate: CNN counted 19 Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate who rejected, questioned, tried to overturn or refused to confirm the 2020 results. (Senators have less power over elections than secretaries of state or governors, but they do vote to certify electoral college results in presidential elections and federal election legislation.) CNN predicts 10 of those candidates will win and eight will lose. . It’s too early to enter the game alone.
You can find out about the projected winners and losers in the interaction below. CNN will update this article as more information becomes available.
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