Good news for democracy.
In Kentucky, all eyes are on the super close gubernatorial race, but the race for Secretary of State has just been called and it went to a Republican who beat election deniers in the Republican primary. He has been referred to as “The best-performing statewide GOP candidate in KY” by the Washington Post’s The Fix writer Aaron Blake.
Daniel Nichanian, Editor-in-chief and founder of BoltsMag, called it:
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams, a Republican, wins reelection.
Very unsurprising, but interesting context: Adams beat election deniers in GOP primary, hitting back on conspiracies. He faced a Dem challenger who argued for expanding ballot access further.
The best-performing statewide GOP candidate in KY:
Secretary of State Michael Adams, who strongly rejected stolen-election talk and turned aside a primary challenge
He’s at 61%.
GOP AG candidate at 58%.
Cameron at 47%.
So this is not a surprise, but in a race the national media referred to as a bellwether, it’s notable that the trend against election deniers is continuing in Kentucky. It’s also rather interesting that he is the being called the best-performing statewide Republican.
U.S. House Republicans just elected an election denier to U.S. House Speaker.
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