The Dangers of Election Deniers on the Ballot This November
The midterm elections are just one month away. With razor-thin Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, Republican gains of just a few seats could dramatically shift the face of the federal government for the next two years.
But as Election 2022 nears, many of this year’s candidates are stuck on Election 2020.
According to a Washington Post analysis, in every state except North Dakota and Rhode Island, there is at least one statewide or U.S. House candidate who is an “election denier,” which The Post defines as someone who questioned Joe Biden’s victory, objected to the count of electoral votes, backed post-election legal challenges or ballot reviews, or expressed support for the pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington on January 6, 2021.
A separate analysis earlier this month, which No Labels highlighted, found that there are 43 election deniers in 27 states running for the jobs that will matter most in determining how votes are counted in 2024: governor, secretary of state, and attorney general.
No Labels allies on Capitol Hill crafted the bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Act, designed to prevent post-election shenanigans, that is moving through the Senate. To help us protect future elections,join us.