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Michigan GOP endorses Trump-backed election denier in secretary of state race

Apr 23, 2022

Adam Edelman

(NBC News) – Secretary of state races have traditionally been sleepy affairs, with lesser-known candidates who depend on their party’s nominees for governor or the Senate to carry them across the finish line. But Trump’s involvement, coupled with right-wing enthusiasm on questioning the 2020 election, has ramped up attention and funding for those races in the battleground states that are expected to be hotly contested in 2024. Last year, liberal PACs Let America Vote and End Citizens United launched a $7 million campaign to help elect Democratic secretaries of state in swing states with Trump-backed candidates.