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Aguilar defeated pro-choice negator Marchant in the race for Nevada supervisor of the vote

Aguilar defeated pro-choice negator Marchant in the race for Nevada supervisor of the vote

Aguilar defeated pro-choice negator Marchant in the race for Nevada supervisor of the vote

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Democrat Cisco Aguilar is projected to win the race for Nevada Secretary of State, defeating Republican candidate Jim Marchant, who sought oversight of Nevada’s elections while falsely denying the 2020 results.

It was the latest defeat for GOP candidates who campaigned on former President Donald Trump’s false insistence that the 2020 election was stolen and would have had power over the 2024 ballot process. Marchant, backed by Trump, was in a close race to oversee the 2024 battleground state vote, in which the current secretary of state — a Republican — has defended the integrity of the voting process amid a flurry of unsubstantiated claims.

Aguilar, who chairs the school’s board of trustees in North Las Vegas, campaigned to make voting more accessible and said it would “protect our democracy.”

Marchant was one of several statewide election-denying candidates nominated for secretary of state this year. In Michigan, GOP candidate Kristina Karamo — who promoted false claims about the 2020 election — lost by 14 points. In Arizona, Republican state lawmaker Mark Finchem — who wanted to decertify voting in 2020 and wanted to ban voting machines — on Friday was predicted to lose Democrat Adrian Fontes.

Tracking which 2020 election deniers are winning and losing in the midterms

Many other candidates who bought into Trump’s false election claims won. A majority of GOP nominees for the House, Senate and key statewide offices this year — 291 in all — have denied or questioned the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, The Washington Post found. As of Friday, most of them were engineered to win.

Strategists from both parties believed that a good year for Republicans could lead to victory even by candidates with extreme views like Marchant. But Republican hopes for a red wave have not materialized as Democrats grow increasingly optimistic about the overall outcome of the midterms.



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