Candidates who backed overturning Trump loss are rebuffed

Election deniers who backed Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election failed in some of their highest-profile races.

Conspiracy theorists were crushed in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Trump’s handpicked candidate for Wisconsin governor lost, meaning the GOP won’t be able to change the way elections are administered in that pivotal swing state.

There are two key states where the races for top posts are too close to call — Arizona and Nevada. But democracy advocates were cheered at the initial round of major losses.

Says one GOP pollster: “Trying to overturn an election is not wildly popular with the American people.”