More than 170 election deniers on the ballot for the U.S. House, Senate and key statewide offices have been projected to win their elections. The majority of Republican nominees on the ballot on Nov. 8 — 291 in all — had denied or questioned the outcome of the last presidential election, according to a Washington Post analysis.
More than 100 so far were projected to lose, and these denier candidates fared especially poorly in the most competitive races. Less than 10 races remained uncalled as vote counting continued.
Candidates who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election secured GOP nominations for a number of state offices where they would gain authority over the voting process in 2024 battleground states. So far none of these candidates have won, with the race for Arizona’s attorney general not yet called.
Where election deniers could have a role in certification in 2024 battlegrounds
Candidates who have challenged or refused to accept President Biden’s victory — 51 percent of the 569 analyzed by The Post — ran in every region of the country and in nearly every state. Republican voters in two states nominated election deniers in all federal and statewide races The Post examined.
Despite losses in key races, most of the election deniers nominated have won. But in races rated as competitive, their results have generally been poor.
How election deniers are faring
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