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Free Elections Won in 2022, But Deniers Will Be Back in 2024

Here’s where voters pushed back against election deniers in 2022.

Former President Donald Trump after speaking at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida on Nov. 15.

Former President Donald Trump after speaking at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida on Nov. 15.

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

An all-out offensive by activists and state officials against election denial scored major successes in clamping down on the “stop the steal” movement in 2022, amid continued attempts to undermine free and fair elections in the US. 

Advocacy groups spent millions on ads against candidates who adhered to Donald Trump’s false claims that he lost due to widespread fraud and were running to oversee voting in presidential battlegrounds or lead them as governors. Local and state elections administrators coordinated with law enforcement to ensure that polling places remained safe.