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Six points from the Wyoming and Alaska primaries

Alaska, voters were casting their ballots in another constituency that the former president was eyeing. A second round is likely against Trump-backed Kelly Chibaka.

Meanwhile, former Gov. Sarah Palin is attempting a political comeback in a special election for the state's only House seat. .

Alaskans close out vote Six takeaways from Tuesday's race in Wyoming :

Trump to purge party rivals Conclusion

Trump and his allies have spent the spring and summer turning the Republican primary into a bitter battle in which loyalty to the former president is a central element. .

He lost several high-profile battles, including in Georgia, where Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger held off a pro-Trump challenger.

But most of the free seat elections were won by the Trump candidate. And on Tuesday in Wyoming,on the day thatHaigman entered the race against Cheney, Trump declared his biggest win ever,. 29} Cheney is the eighth of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to leave the House after the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol mutiny. Four chose not to seek reelection, plus he lost four Republican primaries.

Cheney chose to fight Trump

Heading into Tuesday's primary, Cheney said he was going to win.

But her strategy was to convince Republican voters in states where the former president won by a margin of 43 percent in 2020 to antagonize him. , suggesting that you made a different choice. downswing.

She enraged Republicans by urging Democrats and independent voters in Wyoming to change their party registrations and vote in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Chaney, who was surrounded by Capitol police during the campaign, opted for a smaller, closed-door event rather than a rally. She denounced Trump in a TV interview.

Her campaign closing message was aTV adthat featured her father and former Vice President Dick Cheney, lying to Trump supporters and saying, "The last time tried to steal the elections of the president, calling him a "coward." use violence.

Her election night event was at the Jackson Hole ranch, with the sun setting over the Grand Tetons in the background, and no TV screens for her supporters to see the tallied results of the race. . Cheney was almost certain. lose.

She told her supporters that she could stand by Trump and do the same thing she did in the primary election two years ago. So she won with 73% of the vote.

"That was the path I couldn't and wouldn't take," Cheney said. and I was well aware of the potential political consequences of following my duties.”

Taking advantage of the high-profile House primary spotlight Mr. Cheney's decision to beat Mr. Trump by force has never been triumphant in Wyoming. But it endeared her to some of her anti-Trump donors and positioned her as the Republican Party's toughest critic of Trump.

What's next for Cheney?

The three-term Congressman has not disclosed what her next political move would be. This includes whether she will run for president in 2024 as Trump's foil.

But she used her speech to foretell that the fight against Trump would continue, but did not explain exactly what that meant.

"I have been saying since January 6th that I will do whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office again. to fight against,' she said.

"I'm a conservative Republican. But I love my country more. I'm begging you to join me tonight. When I leave here, Republicans, Let the Democrats, the Independents, resolve to unite against those who would destroy our Republic."

As she left the stage, Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down' rang out.

I'm waiting for Alaska results, how long will it take?

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate and who has not run since, announced the special election to fill the remaining months of the late Congressman Don Her Young. attempting a political term.

But it will be weeks before she wins the runoff against Republican businessman Nick Begich III and Democratic former state legislator Mary Peltra. deaf.

This special election is the first in Alaska to use the state's new Ranked Choice voting system. CNN predicted that none of the three candidates would get more than 50% of her votes in the first round. This means the state will count her second-choice votes on August 31st.

The ranked selection system said Palin's decision to step down in the middle of her term as governor in 2009 still angered many of the state's voters. increase. Begich III is the Republican scion of Alaska's most famous Democratic political family, with his grandfather Nick Begich serving as a state legislator until his plane went missing in 1972, and his uncle Mark He. Begic served as a senator.

The top four candidates from the widely-open June special primary advanced to the runoff ballot. But one of those candidates, independent Al Gross, has since dropped out of the race and could endorse Peltra, who is trying to make history as the state's first Alaska Native in Congress. It's a smart decision.

In her second election for the same seat,

Alaska filled the House of Representatives in Tuesday's special election, as well as the November primary. held. A general election for the entire term in the same seat. Palin, Begich III and Peltola will all advance to another top 4 runoff vote of, CNN predicts. The fourth spot has not yet been projected.

Republican Tara Sweeney, an Alaskan Native who is backed by the state's leading Native-owned businesses, placed fifth in the June special primary and won the November general election. She could be on the 4th maturity.

Other key campaigns to watch in Alaska

Trump also has his sights set on Alaska Senator Lisa Markowski .voted she was one of seven Republican senators. to convict him in his second impeachment trial.Trump endorses former Alaska Chief Executive Kelly Tzibaka. He went to the states to hold a Chibaka rally in July.
However, Alaska's nonpartisan primary election system, like the House election, meant that the top four would advance to the general election regardless of party, and both Markowski and Tzibaka were elected. means to proceed to CNN PredictsDemocrat Patricia Chesbro is also set to move forward, and a fourth candidate is yet to be predicted.
In another highly competitive top-four primary in Alaska, current Governor Mike Dunleavy and his independent predecessor Bill Walker both advanced to the general election, while Democrat Les Gala Along withCNN predictionsthe fourth candidate has yet to be predicted. Walker, who was elected in 2014 but declined a bid for reelection in 2018 to endorse Democrats who lost to Dunleavy, touts his opposition to his decision to expand Medicaid and restrictions on abortion rights. Supported by some Democrats and moderate Republicans.