Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

In the Republican main for Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger received an outright victory over Representative Jody Hice, whose wholesale embrace of Mr. Trump’s conspiracy-mongering in regards to the 2020 election was not sufficient to power a runoff.

The incumbent within the Republican main for legal professional basic, Chris Carr, dismissed a feeble problem from John Gordon, a lawyer who had represented Mr. Trump’s bogus election-fraud claims in courtroom. Mr. Raffensperger might have had assist from Democrats, hundreds of whom reportedly crossed over to vote on the Republican aspect.

“Not buckling under the pressure is what the people want,” Mr. Raffensperger stated on Tuesday evening at his election watch social gathering.

That stated, few Republican candidates who’ve forthrightly denounced Mr. Trump’s lies about 2020 have survived elsewhere.

In Ohio, the one Senate candidate who did so, Matt Dolan, completed in third place. In Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee for governor, Doug Mastriano, was deeply concerned in Mr. Trump’s plot to overturn the state’s 2020 outcomes, whereas the 2 main Senate candidates, Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick, have equivocated about whether or not Mr. Biden was pretty elected.

Representative Mo Brooks, an erratic, hard-right congressman who was as soon as certainly one of Mr. Trump’s staunchest supporters in Congress, gained notoriety for sporting physique armor to the “Stop the Steal” rally on the Ellipse on Jan. 6, 2021.

But Mr. Brooks got here in second place within the Republican main for Senate in Alabama to Katie Britt, who ran a marketing campaign tightly targeted on native points and can now face Mr. Brooks in a runoff election subsequent month. Even so, Ms. Britt advised reporters she would have objected to the 2020 election results had she been in office on the time.

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