Where 2020 election deniers are winning and losing in the midterms – Washington Post

    A majority of Republican nominees on the ballot Tuesday for the House, Senate and key statewide offices — 291 in all — have denied or questioned the outcome of the last presidential election, according to a Washington Post analysis. The Post will track the outcomes of their contests in real time on election night.

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    Candidates who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election have secured GOP nominations for state offices where they would gain authority over the voting process in 2024 battleground states. Others, like Blake Masters in Arizona and Sarah Palin in Alaska, are running for the U.S. Senate and House, where they could be in a position to vote to object to the count of electoral votes in January 2025.

    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 Washington Post — are running 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.

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    Although some are running in heavily Democratic areas and are expected to lose, most of the election deniers nominated are likely to win: Of the nearly 300 on the ballot, 171 are running where the GOP is favored to win. Another 46 will appear on the ballot in tightly contested races.

    How election deniers are faring

    The Post has identified candidates as election deniers if they questioned Biden’s victory, opposed the counting of Biden’s electoral college votes, expressed support for a partisan post-election ballot review, signed onto a lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2020 result or attended or expressed support for the rally on the day of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Read more about where Republican election deniers are on the ballot near you.

    The lean of the state or the district was determined using Cook Political Report ratings, when available. Cook Partisan Voter Index (PVI) has been used to determine the lean for those races where Cook ratings were not available. Cook’s solid and likely categories are grouped as safe districts or states. Cook’s lean and toss-up categories are shown as competitive races here. Alaska uses a ranked-choice voting system, so multiple Republicans made the general election ballot.

    Photos from AP, Getty, Washington Post photographers and official government websites. Photos of Steve Marshall and Kay Ivey by the Montgomery Advertiser. Photo of Katie Britt by Butch Dill. Photo of Kristina Karamo by Detroit Free Press.

    Reporting by Daniel Wolfe, Adrian Blanco, Amy Gardner and Nick Kirkpatrick. Editing by Kevin Uhrmacher, Reuben Fischer-Baum, Madison Walls, Griff Witte. Design and development by Adrian Blanco, Daniel Wolfe, Tyler Remmel, Kevin Schaul, Anna Lefkowitz and Lucy Naland. Engineering by Jen Haskell, Brittany Mayes and Dylan Freedman. Photo editing by Christine Nguyen and Natalia Jimenez. Copy editing by Thomas Heleba. Additional contributions by Wendy Galietta, Candace Mitchell and Bryan Flaherty.

    Alexander Fernandez, Hayden Godfrey, Solène Guarinos, Eva Herscowitz, Audrey Hill, Audrey Morales, Lalini Pedris, Alexandra Rivera and Ron Simon III with the American University-Washington Post practicum program and Vanessa Montalbano, Tobi Raji and John Sullivan contributed to this report.

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