ICYMI: Tim Michels Won’t Promise to Accept 2022 Results
“Aides to several Republican nominees for governor who have questioned the 2020 election’s legitimacy did not respond to repeated requests for comment on their own races in November. Those candidates included…Tim Michels of Wisconsin.”
MADISON, Wis. — Yesterday, the New York Times reported that Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels repeatedly ignored requests for comment on whether he would accept the outcome of the 2022 election should he lose.
Michels has repeatedly cast doubt on election outcomes in Wisconsin. He has said that illegally decertifying the 2020 presidential election will be “on the table” if he’s governor and refused to commit to letting Wisconsin’s vote for president count in 2024.
“Nearly two years after President Donald J. Trump refused to accept his defeat in the 2020 election, some of his most loyal Republican acolytes might follow in his footsteps.
“When asked, six Trump-backed Republican nominees for governor and the Senate in midterm battlegrounds would not commit to accepting this year’s election results, and another six Republicans ignored or declined to answer a question about embracing the November outcome. All of them, along with many other G.O.P. candidates, have pre-emptively cast doubt on how their states count votes.”
“Aides to several Republican nominees for governor who have questioned the 2020 election’s legitimacy did not respond to repeated requests for comment on their own races in November. Those candidates included Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania, Kari Lake of Arizona, Tim Michels of Wisconsin and Dan Cox of Maryland.”