Election Deniers Lose Key Races in Competitive States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Votes are still being counted across the country, but many candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election are coming up short in their races for key positions in election administration in competitive states. At least two of these election deniers have yet to concede.

So far, in Michigan:

  • Tudor Dixon (R), who did not commit to honoring the results of the election, conceded to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) after losing by about 10%.
  • Kristina Karamo (R), who sued to change absentee ballot procedures in Detroit, lost to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) by about 13%. Karamo has not conceded.
  • Matthew DePerno (R), currently under investigation for “testing” and tampering with Michigan voting machines, conceded to Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) after losing by about 8%.

In Minnesota, Kim Crockett (R), who called the 2020 election rigged, lost to Secretary of State Steven Simon (D) by about 10%. While Crockett acknowledged she did not win, she claimed the result is “a direct consequence of a false national narrative about elections funded by corrupt elites who do not believe in our right to govern ourselves through clean elections.”

In New Mexico, Audrey Mendonca-Trujillo (R), who labeled 2020 “a huge coup,” lost to Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) by about 12%.

In Pennsylvania, former state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R), who bused people to the Capitol on Jan. 6, lost to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) in the race for governor by about 13%. Mastriano has yet to concede and told supporters he will wait “until every vote counts.”

In Wisconsin, Tim Michels (R), who claimed that if he won no Democrat would win an election in Wisconsin again, lost to Gov. Tony Evers (D) by about 3%. He conceded last night.

While results are still being counted, we will keep you updated as developments happen. Races in Nevada and Arizona, including the crucial governor’s contest between Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) and Kari Lake (R), have yet to be called.

Last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:25 p.m. EST.