Democrats’ Risky Midterm Strategy To Elevate Election Deniers Pays Off

  • A risky Democratic strategy to spend millions of dollars on elevating some far-right Republican candidates appeared to pay off on Wednesday, as Democratic nominees defeated them in several races across the country.
  • Critics within the Democratic Party had warned that ad campaigns backing candidates who echo former President Donald Trump’s false claims about a stolen 2020 election could help elect the very people Democrats were telling Americans posed a serious threat to democracy.
  • But supporters of the controversial move reckoned that boosting these candidates over more moderate Republicans in their party’s pre-election nominating contests, or primaries, would make their opponents easier to beat on Election Day.
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