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Strategies Elevating Election Deniers Appears to Pay Off

This was considered a risky strategy for Democrats to undertake

A risky Democratic strategy to spend millions of dollars on elevating some far-right Republican candidates appeared to pay off on Wednesday, as Democratic nominees defeated them in several races across the country.

Critics within the Democratic Party had warned that ad campaigns backing candidates who echo former President Donald Trump's false claims about a stolen 2020 election could help elect the very people Democrats were telling Americans posed a serious threat to democracy.

But supporters of the controversial move reckoned that boosting these candidates over more moderate Republicans in their party's pre-election nominating contests would make their opponents easier to beat on Election Day.

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