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The Landscape of Election Denial in America

The Statewide Landscape

Elections are run by the states. That means statewide officials are responsible for protecting the will of the people. Election Deniers already oversee elections in some states, and they’re looking to expand their reach in 2024.

States are colored by number of Election Denying officials in statewide positions:

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0 Election Deniers hold statewide office right now.

In 0 states, an Election Denier currently holds at least one statewide office with election oversight power.

In most states, the Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State are in charge of making sure elections are free, fair, and secure. But in our decentralized system, some states empower other officials with election oversight responsibilities. We’re also tracking states where election powers are held by other offices, like the Lieutenant Governor or a state Board of Elections.

Read more about The Roles of Our Elected Officials in Elections

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Headshot of Jeff Landry
R
Jeff Landry
Election Denier
governor of Louisiana
Elected 2023 Term starts 2024 Term ends 2028
More information about undefined
Headshot of Lynn Fitch
R
Lynn Fitch
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of Mississippi
Elected 2023 Term starts 2024 Term ends 2028
More information about undefined
Headshot of Greg Abbott
R
Greg Abbott
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Texas
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Ron DeSantis
R
Ron DeSantis
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Florida
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Mike Dunleavy
R
Mike Dunleavy
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Alaska
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Kay Ivey
R
Kay Ivey
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Alabama
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Bill Lee
R
Bill Lee
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Tennessee
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Kim Reynolds
R
Kim Reynolds
Incumbent
Election Denier
governor of Iowa
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Kris Kobach
R
Kris Kobach
Election Denier
attorney general of Kansas
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Raul Labrador
R
Raul Labrador
Election Denier
attorney general of Idaho
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Steve Marshall
R
Steve Marshall
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of Alabama
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Ashley Moody
R
Ashley Moody
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of Florida
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Ken Paxton
R
Ken Paxton
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of Texas
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Alan Wilson
R
Alan Wilson
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of South Carolina
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Wes Allen
R
Wes Allen
Election Denier
secretary of state of Alabama
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Chuck Gray
R
Chuck Gray
Election Denier
secretary of state of Wyoming
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Diego Morales
R
Diego Morales
Election Denier
secretary of state of Indiana
Elected 2022 Term starts 2023 Term ends 2027
More information about undefined
Headshot of Robert F. Spindell, Jr.
R
Robert F. Spindell, Jr.
Election Denier
state elections board of Wisconsin
Elected 2021 Term starts 2021 Term ends 2026
More information about undefined
Headshot of Greg Gianforte
R
Greg Gianforte
Election Denier
governor of Montana
Elected 2020 Term starts 2021 Term ends 2025
More information about undefined
Headshot of Patrick Morrisey
R
Patrick Morrisey
Incumbent
Election Denier
attorney general of West Virginia
Elected 2020 Term starts 2021 Term ends 2025
More information about undefined

0 Election Deniers are on statewide ballots in races we're tracking.

Right now, 13 states are holding elections for at least one of the statewide offices that oversee elections. In most cases, those offices are Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State.

The states with races for statewide election oversight offices are:

Delaware ,
Indiana
,
Missouri
,
Montana
,
New Hampshire
,
North Carolina
,
North Dakota
,
Oregon
,
Pennsylvania
,
Utah
,
Vermont
,
Washington
and
West Virginia
.

At this point in the race, 0 Election Deniers are on the ballot in those states, and 0 have either lost in their primary or dropped out.

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Headshot of Mark Robinson
R
Mark Robinson
Election Denier
Running for governor of North Carolina
Won Primary
More information about undefined
Headshot of Dan Bishop
R
Dan Bishop
Election Denier
Running for attorney general of North Carolina
Won Primary
More information about undefined
Headshot of Jay Ashcroft
R
Jay Ashcroft
Election Denier
Running for governor of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Mike Braun
R
Mike Braun
Election Denier
Running for governor of Indiana
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Greg Gianforte
R
Greg Gianforte
Incumbent
Election Denier
Running for governor of Montana
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Jeremy Gundel
R
Jeremy Gundel
Election Denier
Running for governor of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Curtis Hill
R
Curtis Hill
Election Denier
Running for governor of Indiana
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Darrell Leon McClanahan III
R
Darrell Leon McClanahan III
Election Denier
Running for governor of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Carson Jorgensen
R
Carson Jorgensen
Election Denier
Running for governor of Utah
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Leon Lawson
R
Leon Lawson
Election Denier
Running for governor of Washington
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Phil Lyman
R
Phil Lyman
Election Denier
Running for governor of Utah
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Patrick Morrisey
R
Patrick Morrisey
Election Denier
Running for governor of West Virginia
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Amber Thomsen
R
Amber Thomsen
Election Denier
Running for governor of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Mac Warner
R
Mac Warner
Election Denier
Running for governor of West Virginia
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of S. Marshall Wilson
O
S. Marshall Wilson
Election Denier
Running for governor of West Virginia
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Michael Cross
R
Michael Cross
Election Denier
Running for attorney general of Oregon
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Todd Rokita
R
Todd Rokita
Incumbent
Election Denier
Running for attorney general of Indiana
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Denny Hoskins
R
Denny Hoskins
Election Denier
Running for secretary of state of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Dean Plocher
R
Dean Plocher
Election Denier
Running for secretary of state of Missouri
In the Running
More information about undefined
Headshot of Michael Coachman
O
Michael Coachman
Election Denier
Running for governor of North Dakota
In the Running
More information about undefined

The Congressional Landscape

Congress directly represents the people, and its powers include certifying the Presidential election. Yet about a third of members of Congress have shown they don’t respect the will of the people.

States are colored by share of Election Denying officials in Congress:

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