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These Republicans Are Casting Doubt on Election Results and Refusing to Concede

Republicans spent much of Election Day planting seeds of suspicion about the integrity of the nation’s election systems. As the results began to trickle in, GOP candidates made it clear that they plan to harvest their crop, especially in races that remain undecided, or where the margins were narrow. 

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, whose race against Democrat Katie Hobbs remains too close to call, took to the stage in Scottsdale, Arizona. “Two minutes into voting, we had people being told, ‘Well, you’re going to have to put your little ballot over here into another box,” she said, referencing technical issues at Maricopa County voting places earlier on Tuesday. 

Lake claimed that “the fake media over there tried to tell us we were wrong for asking questions about our elections.”

Elsewhere in the country, two high-profile Republican gubernatorial candidates, both of whom spent their campaigns pushing 2020 election fraud conspiracies, have refused to concede their races despite the results being called by multiple networks.

“Have faith,” Doug Mastriano, said onstage in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. “We’re going to wait until every vote counts.” 

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a similar scene played out, with Tudor Dixon, who has been defeated by incumbent Governor Gretchen Whitmer, telling supporters that “this race is going to be too close to call despite what Fox [News] thinks.” 

Both Dixon and Mastriano have been staunch promoters of former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was rigged. Mastriano was heavily involved in efforts to create a fake slate of electoral college electors in Pennsylvania in an effort to overturn the election results, and has indicated that as governor he would use his power to appoint Pennsylvania’s secretary of state — who oversees elections — in Republicans favor. 

Similarly, Dixon boosted claims of fraud against Trump, indicating on multiple occasions that she believes “that there was enough fraud in the election that we have to be very concerned,” and that the extent of the unproven misconduct was enough to cost Trump the election. 

By contrast, Democrat Tim Ryan gracefully conceded his loss for a seat in the Senate to Republican J.D. Vance late on Tuesday. 

“The way this country operates is that when you lose an election you concede,” he said. “You respect the will of the people. We can’t have a system where if you win it’s a legitimate election and if you lose someone stole it.”



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