I think this is significant:
Voters in the six major battlegrounds where Donald Trump tried to reverse his defeat in 2020 rejected election-denying candidates seeking to control their states’ election systems this year, a resounding signal that Americans have grown weary of the former president’s unfounded claims of widespread fraud.
Candidates for secretary of state in Michigan, Arizona and Nevada who had echoed Trump’s false accusations lost their contests on Tuesday, with the latter race called Saturday night. A fourth candidate never made it out of his May primary in Georgia. In Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s most prominent election deniers lost his bid for governor, a job that would have given him the power to appoint the secretary of state. And in Wisconsin, an election-denying contender’s loss in the governor’s race effectively blocked a move to put election administration under partisan control.
Voters in the battleground states have had enough of The Big Lie, and presumably have had enough of The Big Liar. What all of these Red Hat election deniers have in common is that they were very transparent about their plans:
“If we get elected, their power is over,” Marchant can be seen saying in the ad. Marchant is a founder of the America First Secretary of State Coalition, a group of pro-Trump, election-denying candidates that included Finchem, Karamo and Mastriano.
I don’t know this for a fact, but it seems reasonable: Hair Füror was counting on the election deniers to win their races to be his backstop in the 2024 Goat Rodeo.
That plan is now in ashes, and the institutional GOP is pointing to the twice-impeached LOSER as the main driver of their 2022 Pie Fight election failure.
I have not figured out the MPS House Odds for the 2024 Goat Rodeo, but I sense that something which seemed inevitable a week ago might not be inevitable today: TFG is going to have some primary competition.
There’s blood in the water.