NewsUSA and CanadaMore than 130 deniers win in the US mid-term elections.

    More than 130 deniers win in the US mid-term elections.

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    FILE – “I Voted” stickers are displayed at a polling place in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)


    More than 130 candidates who denied or questioned the results of the 2020 presidential elections were elected this Tuesday to occupy a seat in the United States Congress or a position in local governments.

    Florida and Texas are among the states that chose the most denialist politicians in these elections, according to an analysis by The Washington Post.

    The re-elected governors of these two states, Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott, have also embraced ideas of bogus voter fraud.

    Abbott supported a lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, that sought to overturn the results of the 2020 elections in four states across the country.

    DeSantis has carried out a campaign in his state against “election crimes” in his state, ahead of the elections, which led to the arrest of 20 people for allegedly voting illegally in these elections.

    Alabama, Idaho and South Dakota also elected political deniers as governors on Tuesday.

    There is also Kay Ivey, re-elected for a second term as governor of Alabama, who went so far as to say in a campaign ad that “tech companies and liberals in Democratic states stole the election from Trump” and promised that in her state “that it will not happen”.

    The three governors are part of some 300 Republican candidates spread across the country who supported the theory, promoted by former President Donald Trump, that the 2020 elections were fraudulent or that they questioned the results of those elections, according to data from the think tank. Brookings.

    Among the Republican senators who embrace such ideas and emerged victorious in their races on Tuesday are JD Vance, who won a tight race in Ohio, and North Carolina’s Ted Budd, who are entering the upper house for the first time.

    Vance, a mutual fund manager, rose to fame in 2016 with the publication of the book “Hillbilly: A Rural Elegy”, in which he portrays the desperation of a white family plagued by addictions, lack of employment and economic decline, and which is considered the best portrait yet of the Trump voter in rural areas of the country.

    The new senator from Ohio has always maintained that the 2020 election was stolen, that there were a large number of people who voted “illegally”, and at the time supported the position of Missouri Senator Josh Hawley to refuse to certify the votes of the electoral college on January 6.

    For his part, Budd, who has just held a seat in the House of Representatives, accused the Democrats of putting the “integrity of the elections” at risk and introduced a bill in Congress to combat electoral fraud.

    In addition to congressmen, there are candidates for positions that have weight in the state’s electoral processes, such as Attorney General, Governor or Secretary of State.

    Florida, Ohio, South Carolina and Alabama on Tuesday elected candidates who have supported false theories of election fraud.

    In Florida, for example, Attorney General Ashley Mood, who has been re-elected for a second term, has led, along with Governor DeSantis, the campaign to arrest people accused of “illegal voting.” EFE


    This story was originally published on November 9, 2022 0:15 a.m.

    Source: El Nuevo Herald

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