Voting was held in five states on TuesdayIncluding some that were battlegrounds in 2020 – and will be again in 2024. Kansas voters voted to preserve access to abortion Tuesday night, as abortion faces its first trial in the ballot box since the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade was killed.
With the influence of former President Donald Trump looming large in some of Tuesday’s primaries, a CBS News poll released Tuesday showed that for Republicans, a Trump endorsement is a plus for that candidate, and even more so among Republicans who say they “always” vote in the Republican primaries, most of whom identify as MAGA Republicans. We do.
In Arizona, Trump has rallied for his allies in the race for Senate, governor and secretary of state. Arizona was one of the major battlefield states that President Biden went for in 2020. After the election, some Republicans in the state tried to reverse the results, with plans to send a slate of fake alternative voters who supported Trump to Congress for the election. College certification rather than electors won by Mr. Biden.
To take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the Republican primary in November, Trump endorsed Blake Masters, who had a comfortable lead, according to two polls before the primary. The CBS News Project Masters will win their race and move on to face Kelly.
For governor, former TV news anchor Kari Lake and attorney Karin Taylor Robson were in a tight contest for the GOP nomination that reiterates a dynamic between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence: Trump has supported Lake, while Pence, term Republican Governor Doug Ducey endorses Taylor Robson with limited sittings. Last month, Trump and Pence held duel rallies for Lake and Robson on the same day.
Trump also supported the opponent of the State House Speaker rusty bowerswho in June a. I testified House 6th January Committee Public Hearing and ran for the state Senate seat. CBS News projects that David Farnsworth, Bowers’ rival, will beat Bowers, with Farnsworth enjoying a sizable lead as of Wednesday morning.
a few days before the primary, Arizona GOP voted Formally Condemnation As for Bowers’ testimony, the culmination of the frustrations of many far-right members is with Bowers’ refusal to support Trump-backed efforts to reverse the 2020 election.
This year, Bowers helped block a bill introduced by Shawna Bolik, the candidate’s secretary of state and current state representative. empowerment Legislature to choose its own electors, regardless of how the people voted. For his actions, the former president gave the speaker a “rino coward,
CBS News projects that Attorney General Eric Schmidt, who is leading the crowded field, wins the Republican nomination for an open Senate seat in Missouri. Eric Grettens, the former governor who resigned in 2018 and has faced domestic abuse charges, led early in the race, but an $11 million advertising blitz by two anti-Grittens groups brushed it off.
On the eve of the first, Trump issued a sort of divisive endorsement in the race, Support your “ERIC .” throwing behindEric Schmidt and Eric Grettens both quickly claimed that they had secured her support.
In Missouri’s first congressional district, CBS News projects outgoing Representative Corey Bush, who has not been in power for a long time in 2020, will win his primary.
Meanwhile, three of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are facing a Trump-backed primary challenge. Trump posted on Truth Social on Tuesday to urge Republican voters to “eliminate the impeachment mud.”
In Michigan, CBS News projects John Gibbs defeated incumbent Representative Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Trump supported Gibbs in the primary, and Gibbs will now face Democratic nominee Hillary Sholton in the general election.
In a statement early Wednesday, Meijer said he was “proud to remain true to my principles, even when there was a significant political price to pay for doing so.”
In the race to take on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, CBS News projects Tudor Dixon will win the Republican nomination. Dixon, backed by Trump, was seen by Republican strategists as the strongest candidate to take on Whitmer. Among the Republicans who defeated Dixon was Ryan Kelly, who was arrested in June. January 6 Attack on the US Capitol,
“We now have the opportunity to hold Gretchen Whitmer accountable for the pain each one of us has inflicted over the past three years,” Dixon said, referring to the lockdown at her election Night Watch party in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Washington, the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the general election. Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler in the Third District and Dan Newhouse in the Fourth District are both at risk of being shut down because of Trump-backed challengers.
Kansas voted to preserve access to abortion, voting “no” on a proposal to amend the state constitution, marking the first time a state has voted on abortion since the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade was killed.
Kansas Democratic Party President Vicki Hyatt said in a statement, “This result confirms what we know is true: Kansas want common-sense leadership that will protect their right to exclude politicians from their health care decisions.” ”
In 2019, the state Supreme Court of Kansas ruled that the state’s Constitutional Bill of Rights protected abortion rights. Voters were deciding whether to allow an amendment to the constitution to allow the legislature to ban abortion.