The candidates supported by Donald J. Trump won in several crucial state primaries, however the media still saw Arizona’s crucial race as being undecided.
Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri were the four states conducting primaries on Tuesday, and several important GOP races saw candidates supported by Trump prevail. In well-known races, Trump candidates defeated Pence opponents, bolstering the MAGA movement ahead of the midterm elections in November.
“Trump’s chosen candidate for Arizona secretary of state, Mark Finchem, has maintained a lead. He’s a poster child for election deniers and could conceivably win in November should he clinch the nomination.” Politico reported with resentment.
Politicians still have the 2020 election on their minds.
Tudor Dixon, a conservative pundit and GOP gubernatorial candidate in Michigan who had received Trump’s endorsement, triumphed with 40% of the vote.
“I’m going home and I’m pulling out my fishing gear,” businessman Rinke stated after handing Dixon the victory.
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan lost the GOP House primary to Trump-backed opponent John Gibbs, who had pledged to vote to impeach Trump as soon as he arrived in Washington, DC, in 2020.
According to the Associated Press, Gibbs received 51.9 percent of the vote, compared to Meijer’s 48.1 percent.
Meijer is one of 10 House Republicans who supported Trump’s impeachment in 2020; others in his position either lost their primaries or chose to resign rather than run.
Paul Gosar, a US Representative, won with 64% of the vote. He cast a ballot to invalidate the 2020 election results.
The day after Gosar’s chamber passed a motion to remove him from committee assignments due to his tweeting of an anime film that appeared to criticize Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vice President Joe Biden, Trump praised Gosar.
In Arizona, the GOP gubernatorial election between Trump-backed Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor, and Karrin Taylor Robson was still too close to call at midnight, despite Lake and independent media sites estimating Lake’s advantage to be sufficiently high to declare victory for the candidate.
By mid-morning on Wednesday, there were still rumors about the Arizona governor’s race, and the mainstream media was hesitant to make a prediction.
Although the winner of the race has not yet been determined, Lake has passed her rival, according to Axios:
AZ elex update 🧵: The gov's race is still too close to call but @KariLake has overcome @Karrin4Arizona's initial strong lead. The remaining ballots to be counted are mostly early ballots dropped off at the polls yesterday, which are expected to favor Lake https://t.co/5MJHcyz8pH
— Jessica Boehm (@jboehm_NEWS) August 3, 2022
As per Axios:
“The Republican primary for governor is still too close to call this morning, with Kari Lake leading Karrin Taylor Robson by fewer than two percentage points.
Driving the news: Robson opened the night with a strong advantage, leading Lake by nine percentage points after the first results were announced shortly after 8 pm.
Lake gained ground in subsequent updates and took the lead after midnight.
The big picture: Most of the remaining ballots to be counted are largely early ballots that were dropped off Tuesday, which political observers expect to favor Lake.
Maricopa County will post updated election results by 7 pm.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
So even though the mainstream media would call the tiniest lead for Democrats, they are hesitant to call the race for Lake.
Trump-backed Abe Hamadeh was leading in early results in the state’s GOP attorney general primary.
And in the state’s GOP Senate primary, the wire service declared Trump-backed Blake Masters the winner with 39% of the vote, ahead of next-closest candidate Jim Lamon, who had roughly 29%. CONTINUE READING…