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Republican Election Deniers 'must lose in 2022'

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  • Rep. Liz Cheney told CNN that she was “extremely concerned” about the denials of the election in 2022.
  • A report found 43 electoral denial candidates seeking statewide office in 27 states.
  • “I think all those people have to be beaten,” Cheney said.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said in an interview with the CNN Special Report on the House Jan. 6 Committee investigation that she was “extremely concerned” about candidates who would refuse to run for office, saying she would not be elected in 2022. “They must lose” in the midterm elections, he said.

Cheney, the deputy chairman of the House committee that conducted the inquiry on Jan. 6, lost the Republican primary representing Wyoming in August to a Trump-backed challenger.

“I’m very worried. I think they’re going to have to be put down.” Cheney airs in full on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper, obtained by Politico Playbook. said in an interview clip. “The responsibility to ensure that we all protect our republic and protect our institutions must take precedence over politics.”

A total of 43 Republican gubernatorial, attorney general and secretary of state candidates who denied the results of the 2020 election will be on ballots in November in 27 states, according to the bipartisan group States United Action. This was revealed in a recent report from Arizona, Michigan and Alabama have such candidates running for all three offices in November.

“It doesn’t matter what party someone belongs to,” Cheney added. “For example, if they are running for office on the grounds of refusing to prove legitimate election results in the future, they must lose.”

Cheney warned that candidates are cementing their positions to deliver victory to former President Donald Trump if he runs again in 2024 in key states like Arizona, Michigan and Nevada.

“It’s clearly, fundamentally, a threat to the survival of the republic, and I think all those people must be defeated,” Cheney said.

The 2022 primary saw several Republican candidates in addition to election naysayers casting their ballots. These include losing races by large margins, refusing to concede defeat, unsubstantiated fraud allegations and, in some cases, seeking recounts.

And more could follow the model of former President Donald Trump, who refused to admit defeat in November. and refused to concede defeat to President Joe Biden, even after his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.

A New York Times report published on Sunday said the outlet surveyed 20 Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor, all six endorsing Trump and accepting the election results. refused to confirm.

A similar Washington Post report, also published on Sunday, found that more than a dozen Republican senator and gubernatorial candidates did not commit or respond to accepting the results of this fall’s elections. state voting system.