Welcome to special coverage of primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington from Post Politics Now.
Voters in five states were picking their nominees for November in contests that, among other things, will offer a fresh test of Trump’s influence. He has endorsed 24 candidates, many of whom have repeated his election falsehoods, including in key races in Arizona and Michigan. GOP voters will also decide the fate of three of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, in races in Michigan and Washington state.
Meanwhile, voters in Kansas resoundingly voted “no” on a constitutional amendment that would have enabled the state legislature to restrict abortion rights, the Associated Press projected. Abortion rights will now continue to be protected under the Kansas constitution. The vote marked the first electoral test since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.