Republican candidates make false accusations of fraud The election that elevated Joe Biden to the presidency of the United States two years ago failed in The state is contesting for the post of state secretary -The person responsible for organizing the presidential election locally.
The latest loss came in Nevada, where projections show Republican Jim Marchant losing to Democrat Cisco Aguilar. Merchant, a former state representative, said during the campaign that if he and other like-minded secretaries of state were elected, Donald Trump would return to the White House in 2024.
He was the favorite in the race for the position and has said that if he had been secretary of state in 2020, he would not have guaranteed a Biden victory in the state. Cisco Aguilar said after his election that his victory was proof that Americans were tired of electoral denial.
In a similar vein, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that his party won because voters were tired of the violent political rhetoric of Republicans. “We were on the brink of a dictatorship, but the American people pulled us back.”
Other electoral defeats were recorded in Arizona, New Mexico and Michigan. In the first, Democrat Adrian Fontes defeated Republican Mark Fincham and participated in a march before the occupation of the Capitol, the seat of the US legislature, on January 6, 2021. The biggest attack on the country’s democracy.
In Michigan, Democrat Jocelyn Benson was re-elected secretary of state, defeating incumbent Christina Karamo. “This is a victory for truth, facts and democracy,” she wrote on social media. “As in 2020, democracy has survived in 2022 against those who seek to destabilize it from within.”
However, on the other hand, the state of Indiana—already traditionally Republican—saw an electoral denial victory with Republican Diego Morales winning against Democrat Destiny Wells.
27 state secretary vacancies were contested in the mid-term. The US midterm elections were held last Tuesday (8).🇧🇷 35 of the 100 Senate seats, all 435 House seats, 36 state governorships and 30 state attorney general seats are also up for election.
The position of Secretary of State is of great importance since there is no federal authority that defines the electoral rules in Brazil like the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) in the US. Therefore, it is up to the Secretaries of State to define the details.
With the voting scheme defined by the states – which can vary significantly from one place to another – the Federal Election Commission’s role is limited to auditing campaign accounts.
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