Voters soundly rejected extremist partisans who vowed to restrict voting and reform the electoral process this year, and every election denier who ran for the position of chief election officer in a crucial battleground state lost.
When Cisco Aguilar, the Democratic nominee for state secretary in Nevada, beat Jim Marchant on Saturday, the national rejection of this alliance came to a head, according to The Associated Press. The Republican contender, Mr. Marchant, had assisted in putting together an “America First”-inspired national slate of right-wing politicians. Except for Mr. Marchant, all of those “America First” candidates lost to Cisco Aguilar.
Cisco Aguilar Wins Elections
Republicans in deep-red Indiana’s Diego Morales were the only ones to win; opponents prevailed in Michigan, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Their defeats put an end to a plot by certain supporters of former president Donald J. Trump and other powerful donors to seize control of the electoral process in states that would be crucial to the 2024 presidential race. Democrats, independent election analysts, and even some Republicans were concerned about the “America First” candidates and their overtly partisan rhetoric because they thought that if they won office, they may jeopardize the credibility of future elections.
Mr. Marchant promised that if he was elected, Mr. Trump would serve as president once more in 2024 in addition to making repeated claims that he had won the 2020 election. Secretaries of state, both Democrats and Republicans, resisted Mr. Trump and his supporters’ attempts to invalidate the results during the 2020 election.
State election authorities overruled Republican objections to certify vote totals, shielded poll workers from partisan vigilantes, and, in at least one instance, declined the president’s request. Long before the primaries, Cisco Aguilar, a local businessman with strong links to the casino and business industries in Las Vegas, declared his candidacy. Threats to free and impartial elections, he claimed, troubled him every day of the campaign.