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Election-Denial Fight Spreads to Wisconsin With Trump Ally’s Win

  • Republican nominee Tim Michels says “maybe” 2020 was stolen
  • Others running in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Michigan
Tim Michels at an election-night rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Aug. 9.

Tim Michels at an election-night rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Aug. 9.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Wisconsin Republicans nominated for governor Tim Michels, who still questions the results of the 2020 election and won’t say whether he will certify the 2024 presidential election, adding to the number of key battleground states where election results are at risk of interference.

Governor nominees in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Michigan as well as secretary of state nominees in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan have said the 2020 election was either stolen or rife with fraud, echoing baseless allegations made by former President Donald Trump.