Kansas voters will decide a ballot initiative Tuesday that would strike down the state’s constitutional right to an abortion. If it passes, it would allow the GOP-controlled legislature to outlaw abortion. This fight is the first of its kind post-Roe v. Wade, and it could go either way. Three of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection in Michigan and Washington state will also decide the fate of three of those who voted for impeachment in Michigan, Missouri and Washington. The former president has endorsed 24 candidates, many of whom have repeated his election falsehoods, including in key races in Arizona and Michigan. Read more about the primaries in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell emailed a request to “cease and desist” to Gail Golec, a Republican candidate for the Board of Supervisors in Arizona. She urged followers on Twitter and Telegram to replace pens election officials provided voters with their own. The letter asks her to immediately post a retraction on social media “acknowledging that no one should steal pens from voting locations and urging that no. one do so’s not to do so, the letter says. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab has predicted that voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election will be higher than in years past, about 36 percent of the voters, due to competitive races and a constitutional amendment on abortion on the ballot. In 2020, about 34 percent
A Republican who voted to impeach President Donald Trump is fending off challenges from two big-spending Republicans running to her right and a Democrat aiming to seize her seat. The top two finishers in the primary — even if they are from the same party — advance to the general election Nov. 8. A longtime Democratic voter who respected Herrera Beutler’s impeachment vote, but he didn’t buy her attempt to recast herself as an independent lawmaker. A Marine Corps veteran, who served in Vietnam, is still considering which Eric to pick when he votes later today in Missouri's GOP Senate primary, but says he “probably” leans toward Eric Schmitt, who leads the latest polls, but that Greitens”s military record matters to him.
Lucas Kunce hopes to win the Democratic nomination in the race for Missouri’s seat in the U.S. Senate before eventually taking on a Republican. As many as four members of Congress are in real danger of losing their jobs Tuesday. Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens is seeking a return to politics after a scandal-plagued career. He has been accused by his ex-wife of domestic violence, including physical violence toward their children, but he has denied the allegations. He is promising voters that he represents the conservative values that drew so many Missourians to former president Donald Trump. In suburban Detroit, at least one Democrat will be unseated as redistricting forced two to face off for one seat. In Washington state, a pro-impeachment
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. He is a fierce foe of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Schmitt sued the City of St. Louis for making $1 million available for women to travel outside of the state to undergo an abortion procedure. A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania was found to be constitutional by the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Voters in Kansas are deciding whether the state’s Constitution protects the right to abortion rights in the first electoral test since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. Trump expressed his support for “Eric” on Monday — unclear whether it was Schmitt or his main foe, former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, both men claimed the endorsement.
He said he thought a lot of those who support abortion rights like himself stopped their activism after Roe was decided nearly 50