A survey issued on Wednesday indicated that campaign donations to candidates for U.S. election supervision jobs are soaring, indicating how former President Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of electoral fraud are upping the stakes in this year’s November elections.
According to a report by the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, candidates for previously low-profile secretary of state positions in swing states — a role that wields significant power in determining how votes are certified — are smashing fundraising totals from previous election cycles.
According to a Reuters investigation, at least ten Republicans vying for secretary of state in five presidential battleground states have endorsed Republican Trump’s baseless assertion that he lost a “rigged” election last year.
In Arizona, Michigan, and Florida, the former president has backed three of the contenders.
Democrats fear that putting supporters of Trump’s disproved claim that his loss was caused by massive fraud in control of the election process in swing states jeopardizes the integrity of future elections, particularly if Trump runs for president again in 2024.
According to a Brennan Center analysis of fundraising data, candidates for secretary of state in two states that were critical to Biden’s victory last November – Georgia and Michigan – have received 2.5 times more campaign funding than they did at a comparable point in either of the previous two election cycles.