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On Tuesday, August 2, the primaries confirmed that former President Donald Trump remains the leader of the Republican Party. It is not only about the importance of his endorsement when choosing a candidate but also about embracing his discourse. Many of the winners based their campaigns on the strong points repeated by the former president, such as the issue of electoral fraud.
Arizona is the best example of Trump’s influence. Mark Finchem, a Republican candidate for secretary of state who is emphatic in denying Biden’s victory and who was endorsed by Trump, won the primary. In the close race for governor, the winner is Kari Lake, a Trump-backed former television journalist.
Other Trump-backed candidates who won the Arizona primary include former county attorney Abraham Hamadeh, who could become the state’s attorney general, and Blake Masters, who won the GOP nomination for Senate.
All of these Trump-backed candidates in Arizona are very vocal in their allegations of voter fraud.
Michigan is another example of the strength of Trump and his ideas. Tudor Dixon, who Trump also endorsed, won the gubernatorial nomination and will face Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. Meanwhile, in Kansas, Trump’s endorsement was Derek Schmidt, who won the primary for governor.
Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.