From Las Vegas to Lewiston, Maine, the focus was on the outline of an important mid-term contest as Americans voted for major federal and state races across five states on Tuesday.
In Nevada, home to the Marquee House, Senate and Governor elections this fall, Republicans have promoted several candidates who have accepted lies about the stolen elections of former President Donald J. Trump.Where he was looking for Accurate revenge About the incumbents of the two houses.
In Maine, a set of familiar characters has moved to a highly competitive general election race with the governor for a house seat that could be one of the most fierce battles in the country. But in Texas, Republicans turned over the Rio Grande Valley seats — though. Only through End of the year — as the party is working to invade Hispanic voters.
Here are some points from Tuesday’s primary:
Election refusals predominate in Nevada.
Republican candidates who accepted Mr. Trump’s lies about fraudulent elections were nominated for several positions of significant power in one of the country’s most competitive political battlefields.
They are included Jim MerchantOrganizer Network of 2020 Election Refusals..Mr. Merchant, who was Secretary of State in the Republican primary in Nevada, Failed parliamentary candidate Who Declared myself “Victims of fraudulent elections” after defeat in 2020, and Said “No. One of our top priorities is a review of Nevada’s fraudulent election system.”
Mr. Merchant was one of the alternative slate of Protrump voters who tried to overturn President Biden’s victory in Nevada in 2020, he said. Would have refused to prove the election Was he the Secretary of State at the time?
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laksal, who won the party’s Senate nomination with Mr. Trump’s support on Tuesday, said One of the leaders Efforts of the Trump campaign to overturn the results in Nevada.
And in the Republican primary, which challenges Democrat Steven Horsford, the Associated Press reported that the two top finishers, who counted 40% of the votes, were state legislator Annie Black. She said she was outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, And Sam Peters, Proposed He would not vote to prove the 2020 election results and would have questioned the legitimacy of Mr. Biden’s victory.
Their victory was brought about as a bipartisan house panel investigating January 6, 2021, and the attack on the Capitol shows testimony from Mr. Trump’s former top adviser discussing Mr. Trump’s allegations. I did.
“If he really believes in this, he’s separated from reality,” said former Attorney General William P. Barr. Told the panel..
The focus will be on important Nevada races.
Nevada solidified its position as the focus of the political universe on Tuesday. Several marquee general election contests have been formed that have a significant impact on Washington’s balance of power.
Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Mast confronts Laxart, a prominent politician. His position on issues such as election integrity could be contrary to some voters in the state who have not supported the Republican president since 2004.
However, Cortez Mast could be the most vulnerable democratic incumbent in the Senate. and, Signs of NevadaThe Democratic Party, which is currently one of the country’s highest gas prices, is working on a cruel political environment created by problems such as rising inflation and low approval rates for President Biden, especially this year. It can be a difficult terrain.
These dynamics also affect Governor’s race, as Governor Steve Sisolak is preparing for a challenge from Sheriff Joe Lombard of Clark County.When All three It operates in a highly competitive seat of the state’s incumbent Democrats.
South Carolina shows Trump’s supportive power and some limitations.
After the attack on the Capitol on January 6, two South Carolina members of the House broke up with most of the Republicans. Beat Mr. Trump that’s why Participate in assault.. On Tuesday, only one of them won the Trump-backed primary challenger.
Congressman Nancy Mace, Who said She accused Mr. Trump of “responsible for what happened due to the attack on our Capitol,” defeating her challenger, former state legislator Katie Allington.But Congressman Tom Rice has made many observers his Vote to impeach Mr. TrumpLost to Parliamentarian Russell Frey for campaigning in a more conservative district.
Like others, Trump’s support is not always negative Primary election results This year has been proven. However, it cannot be denied that the former president continues to control the Republican base.And openly challenging him remains politically dangerous to some Republican candidates who voted to impeach him. Experienced..
Mace, who did not vote for impeachment despite his first sharp criticism of Trump, said Make an overture To supporters of playing cards Appeal from outside Trump Tower As part of her wider campaign pitch.
In contrast, Mr Rice appeared to have grown sharper by blaming the former president in the final stages of the race.
“It’s not about my voting record. It’s not about my support for Trump. It’s not about my ideology. It’s not because other people are good.” Rice said.. “There is only one reason he is doing this, and it’s just for revenge.”
The discussion proved to be of no use to Mr Rice. On Tuesday, he became the first Republican to vote for impeachment and was defeated in Primary.
Republicans win the Rio Grande Valley and call it the Bell Tower.
Republicans are trying to break into Hispanic voters this year. Much better More than expected in parts of South Texas in 2020 — and they quickly moved to win a special election in the Lower Rio Grande Valley as a regional by-election on Tuesday.
Understanding the 2022 midterm elections
Why are these midterms so important? This year’s race could pass on the balance of power in Congress to the Republicans and interfere with the agenda for the second half of President Biden’s term. They also test the role of former President Donald J. Trump as a Republican Kingmaker. Here’s what you need to know:
Well-funded conservative Myra Flores has won a seat vacated by former Democratic congressman Feeleman Bella, who resigned earlier this year.Flores avoided the spill and her funding that some expected Significantly exceeded That of her closest democratic competitor, Dan Sanchez.
She became the first Republican from the district, First Latina Republican From Texas to Congress. Her term ends at the end of the year.
In the November elections, which will determine who will represent the district for a two-year term starting in January, Flores will meet with Democrat Vicente Gonzalez, a member of the Democratic Party of the neighboring district. The district has been redrawn because the general election is overwhelmingly democratic, and Gonzales is favored to win.
Democrats also say they are More focused In other races they expect to be more competitive in the general election.
But Republicans quickly emphasized what they saw to be more significant in Mr Flores’ victory.
“Meila sent a reverberating message to Democrats in Southern Texas and across the United States. Democrats do not own Hispanic votes,” said New York Rep. Elise Stephanik. Political action committee Approved Flores.
Flores cast her race as having national and even heavenly implications. “Today is the day we can make history together and jump start the big red god wave!” She declared.
In the rematch of the main house, political wind changes cause problems for Jared Golden.
Senator Jared Golden of Maine is a rare Democrat on behalf of The district where Mr. Trump won..Former Congressman Bruce Poliquin, of whom Mr. Golden was a Republican Slightly defeated In 2018, we will work urgently to change that.
Polykin, who easily won the Primary on Tuesday, will head to a rematch with Golden in a political environment that is significantly different from the previous contest. Opposition to Mr. Trump It fueled a democratic takeover of the House of Representatives.
This time the Democratic Party is facing Astonishing political headwinds..
Mr. Golden, Marine Corps veteran who fought in Iraq and AfghanistanFrequently broken with the National Party — just last week he Voted When Republicans Against Some Democratic Gun Control — And Competition in Maine’s Second Parliament District Helps Candidates Overtake Cruelly Challenging Political Situations with Independent Personal Brands Ready to test.
The election of the governor of Maine is also expected to be severely contested. Former Governor Paul LePage on Tuesday — exaggerated Republican — Became a candidate for his party. He will play against Democratic Governor Janet Mills.