In the first few hours of counting in the US midterm elections, dozens of Republican candidates who had openly doubted the outcome of the 2020 presidential election prevailed.
According to a list by the Washington Post, 79 so-called election deniers, including various members of Congress, won their races in the first four hours after the first polling stations closed. Many other races were initially still open.
The newspaper and the well-known US think tank Brookings had previously identified around 300 Republican candidates for various mandates and offices in the federal or state states who shared the allegations of electoral fraud by former Republican President Donald Trump and sowed doubts about the course of elections.
Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Democrat Joe Biden. To this day, Trump refuses to admit defeat. The Republican continues to spread unsubstantiated claims that massive electoral fraud robbed him of a victory at the time. And Trump also cast doubt on the trustworthiness of the midterm elections on Tuesday.
The "midterm" elections in the middle of Biden's term in office will upset all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, the second chamber of the US House of Representatives. Numerous governorships and other important offices in the states are also voted on.