Kansas voters uphold abortion rights in first state vote after the autumn of Roe

Few main days will probably be as consequential because the Aug. 2 elections this 12 months.

That’s as a result of Tuesday consists of two important swing states — Arizona and Michigan — within the subsequent presidential race, which have additionally been floor zero for former President Donald Trump’s makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

  • Abortion rights drove turnout and a shocking upset for anti-abortion advocates in conservative Kansas. Even in closely crimson districts the place former President Donald Trump held double-digit margins in 2016 and 2020, voters overwhelmingly selected to guard abortion rights.

  • Consideration turned to Arizona after the polls closed there at 10 p.m. ET. Primaries within the state mark a number of the greatest exams of Trump’s affect within the Republican Occasion. He’s backing candidates who help his false claims that the final presidential election was stolen, and he’s operating main candidates in opposition to those that rejected his unproven claims.

  • In Michigan, Trump-backed Tudor Dixon received the GOP gubernatorial main and can face Democratic incumbent Gretchen Whitmer within the fall. An in depth contest between incumbent Rep. Peter Meijer and GOP challenger John Gibbs underscores the battle within the get together between Republican institution candidates and people endorsed by Trump.

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Arizona races: Blake Masters wins Republican nomination for Senate


Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, backed by former President Donald Trump, was down by 7 factors to Karrin Taylor Robson, who’s endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence. The race pits Trump and Pence in opposition to one another and exams the way forward for the Republican Occasion as one in all election denial or conventional conservative values.

Although Lake was behind, she mentioned throughout a speech to supporters Tuesday night time that she had received.

Trump-backed Blake Masters received the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Masters is one in all Trump’s strongest supporters amongst midterm Senate candidates, calling to complete the previous president’s controversial border wall and resume his agenda if he’s elected.

Mark Finchem, who can also be backed by Trump, was operating forward of Beau Lane by about 10 factors within the race for secretary of state.

— Sweet Woodall

GOP Trump impeacher Peter Meijer loses main to Trump-backed challenger

Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., one in all ten Home Republicans who voted to question President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 revolt, misplaced a Republican main Tuesday to Trump-backed challenger John Gibbs, in keeping with race calls by CNN and NBC.

Meijer is now one in all a minimum of six GOP impeachers who won’t be returning to Congress subsequent 12 months. 4 have retired, whereas a Trump-backed candidate defeated Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., in a June main.

— David Jackson  

Three GOP Trump impeachers: One is dropping, two others are surviving

Donald Trump is combined leads to his effort to defeat three Home Republicans who impeached him over the revolt of Jan. 6, 2021.

Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., one in all ten Home Republicans who voted for impeachment, was dropping a Republican main early Wednesday to Trump-backed challenger John Gibbs.

Gibbs, a former official with the Division of Housing and City Improvement, took a lead over Meijer in a race wherein he acquired assist from Democrats in addition to Trump loyalists.

Two different Republican impeachers – Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse, each of Washington state – seemed to be on observe to surviving the open primaries that included Trumpy challengers.

Underneath Washington’s system, the highest two finishers in a main transfer on to the overall election, no matter get together. Beutler and Newhouse are in strong positions to do exactly that of their separate primaries.

The margins in all of those races are slim, and the Related Press had not referred to as them as of 1:30 a.m. ET Wednesday.

– David Jackson

Biden weighs in on Kansas abortion vote

“Tonight, Kansans used their voices to guard ladies’s proper to decide on and entry reproductive well being care,” President Joe Biden tweeted. “It’s an necessary victory for Kansas, but additionally for each American who believes that girls ought to be capable to make their very own well being choices with out authorities interference.”

Advocates each for and in opposition to abortion in Kansas anticipated the vote to be shut forward of Tuesday night time’s main, however the margin was so decisive – 61%-39% – that information retailers referred to as the vote fewer than two hours after polls closed.

With 83% of the vote counted, the tally was roughly 470,00 votes to 304,000 votes, as of 10:30 p.m. CT Tuesday.

— Katherine Swartz

Learn the entire story right here: Kansas upholds proper to abortion, a blow to anti-abortion motion in first Roe referendum

Professional-abortion rights teams take victory lap in Kansas

After Kansas voters upheld the suitable to an abortion in an upset victory for pro-abortion rights supporters, abortions rights teams took a victory lap celebrating the vote.

“The vote, which comes simply over a month after the U.S. Supreme Court docket revoked federal abortion rights, demonstrates as soon as once more that voters throughout the nation don’t need politicians interfering of their well being care choices,” mentioned Deliberate Parenthood Motion in a press release.

“At this time the voters of Kansas spoke and their resounding NO makes clear they worth their liberty, freedom and proper to bodily autonomy,” mentioned Emiliana Guereca, founder and govt director of Girls’s March Motion, an advocacy group that focuses on electing pro-abortion rights candidates.

In Kansas, Nigel Morton, senior Kansas state organizer at URGE, one other pro-abortion rights group, mentioned tonight’s vote “is a significant victory not only for Kansans however for folks throughout the area whose abortion entry had already been severely restricted or stripped away utterly by their house state.”

— Kenneth Tran

The aftermath: Ruling overturning Roe v. Wade sparks debate about Supreme Court docket’s legitimacy amid partisan passions

Polls shut in Washington

Polls closed in Washington at 11 p.m. ET, within the ultimate main race of the night time.

It’s one other state the place former President Donald Trump’s affect will probably be examined. He’s backing two challengers to Home incumbents Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse, who each voted to question him after Jan. 6, 2021.

– Sweet Woodall

Race roundup: Abortion, Democratic infighting and a complete lot of Donald Trump

Kansas voters uphold state proper to abortion in first post-Roe vote in U.S.

Within the nation’s first statewide vote on abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Kansas voters upheld the suitable to an abortion.

Abortion rights have been assured by the Kansas state supreme court docket since 2019, whilst lawmakers have closely restricted abortion via measures equivalent to the state’s 22-week ban, 24-hour ready interval and obligatory ultrasounds.

Republican lawmakers and the grassroots motion Worth Them Each Coalition pushed to amend the state structure to get rid of the suitable to an abortion, which might have allowed lawmakers to ban abortion within the state.

– Katherine Swartz

Area organizer Jae Gray locations indicators on the rostrum earlier than the pro-choice Kansas for Constitutional Freedom main election watch get together in Overland Park, Kansas, August 2, 2022. – Voters headed to the polls within the Midwestern US state of Kansas Tuesday to weigh in on the primary main poll on abortion for the reason that Supreme Court docket ended the nationwide proper to the process in June.

Rep. Haley Stevens wins battle of Home Democrats in Michigan

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., defeated fellow Democrat Andy Levin in a main that matched two incumbent lawmakers who had been redrawn into the identical congressional district.

Progressives like Bernie Sanders had backed Levin, however Stevens scored a straightforward win within the newly drawn district within the suburbs simply to the west and northwest of Detroit.

For instance, Stevens led Levin in Pontiac, a metropolis the place Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren had campaigned for Levin.

– David Jackson

Excessive turnout in Kansas for vote on abortion

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab mentioned that voter turnout throughout the state was considerably increased than anticipated by night and seemed to be “inside attain” of hitting 50%. That may be the form of turnout usually seen in a November midterm election in Kansas, which have averaged 52% over the previous 20 years.

Usually, main elections in Kansas are restricted to the 2 main events, however unaffiliated voters can solid a vote on this election for the constitutional modification on abortion.

“I’m truly fairly glad all the pieces goes as easy as it’s for as busy as it’s,” Wyandotte County Election Commissioner Michael Abbott mentioned.

– Related Press

Who’s Tudor Dixon, the Trump-backed GOP nominee for Michigan governor?

Businesswoman and conservative commentator Tudor Dixon received the Republican main for Michigan governor on Tuesday, establishing a troublesome basic election race in opposition to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The mom of 4 made training a prime problem of her marketing campaign, saying she needs to maintain drag queens and discuss of intercourse and gender out of elementary colleges. She opposes abortion, besides to save lots of the lifetime of the mom, and says Michigan ought to get rid of the requirement for permits to hold hid weapons.

Dixon is a former metal trade govt who additionally hosted a conservative program on a streaming channel and as soon as acted in low-budget zombie motion pictures in what her marketing campaign described as an “admittedly lame” pastime.

Apart from being endorsed by former president Donald Trump. she additionally has backing from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a number of anti-abortion teams, and the outstanding Michigan Republican household of Betsy DeVos, who was training secretary in Trump’s Cupboard however was important of him and resigned after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.

– Related Press

Beforehand: Michigan GOP candidate Tudor Dixon deflects query on ‘stolen election’

Polls shut in Arizona

Arizona polls closed at 10 p.m. ET, with vote counting starting in a number of the most consequential midterm primaries.

Closely contested races for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate and governor have attracted endorsements from former President Donald Trump, who’s backing candidates which have supported his unproven election conspiracies.

In the meantime, former Vice President Mike Pence is supporting a GOP gubernatorial candidate who’s operating in opposition to Trump’s decide.

– Sweet Woodall

Arizona main: An election denier needs to run Arizona’s elections as secretary of state

A voting location for Arizona’s midterm primary election at David Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix on August 2, 2022.

A voting location for Arizona’s midterm main election at David Crockett Elementary Faculty in Phoenix on August 2, 2022.

Eric Schmitt wins Missouri’s GOP main for Senate

Missouri Lawyer Normal Eric Schmitt got here out on prime of a crowded Republican Senate main after incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced he wouldn’t be searching for re-election.

The final election race is predicted to favor Republicans.

The crowded area additionally included former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned from his submit after sexual assault allegations and marketing campaign finance accusations surfaced.  Greitens denied the allegations.

 Ken Tran  

Eric Schmitt speaks at an election-night gathering after winning the Republican primary for U.S. Senate at the Sheraton in Westport Plaza on August 02, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri.

Eric Schmitt speaks at an election-night gathering after successful the Republican main for U.S. Senate on the Sheraton in Westport Plaza on August 02, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri.

‘Eric’ for Senate: Donald Trump endorses ‘Eric’ in Missouri Senate race – however does not say which one

Dixon wins GOP gubernatorial main to tackle Whitmer in November

The Michigan governor’s race is about.

Tudor Dixon, a conservative media commentator who’s backed by former President Donald Trump, received the Michigan GOP main for governor on Tuesday.

She’s going to face incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer within the November election.

– Sweet Woodall

Voting hiccups in some Michigan communities

As Michigan voters headed to the polls and returned absentee ballots Tuesday within the state’s main election, some in a handful of communities encountered hiccups, and, in a single occasion, prompted the Secretary of State’s Workplace to ask a county clerk to oversee the election in a small township in west Michigan as a substitute of the native clerk.

“It is a very small fraction of the overall voters and their experiences,” mentioned Jake Rollow, a spokesperson for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “The overwhelming majority of voters could have had a really easy expertise casting their poll.”

Benson heralded Election Day as a hit, talking outdoors her personal polling location Tuesday.

“I might say there’s a whole lot of enthusiasm for this main,” she mentioned after she greeted election staff at Louis Pasteur Elementary Faculty on Detroit’s west facet. “That is actually a whole lot of exercise for a main election and that is nice to see, and we have seen smoothness on the polling locations all through the day all through Michigan.”

– Clara Hendrickson and David Boucher, Detroit Free Press

Gov. Laura Kelly overwhelmingly wins Democratic main

With 31% reporting, the Related Press has referred to as the Kansas gubernatorial Democratic main for Laura Kelly.

Kelly thus far has acquired 96% of the vote, with main challenger Richard Karnowski at 4%.

Whereas Kelly sailed via her main as anticipated, her true take a look at will are available November in opposition to Kansas Lawyer Normal Derek Schmidt, who received the Republican main with 77% of the vote, in keeping with the Related Press.

Kelly is governor of a state with Republican supermajorities within the state legislature and the place former President Donald Trump received by 15 proportion factors in 2020.

– Katherine Swartz

Polls shut in remainder of Kansas, Michigan

The remaining polling locations in Kansas and Michigan closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Polls in different areas of the states closed an hour earlier due to time zones.

Abortion and former President Donald Trump’s affect loom massive in these state elections, the place poll counting is ongoing.

– Sweet Woodall

Polls shut in Missouri, Kansas, and Michigan – a few of them anyway.

The primary ballot closings of the night time have taken place in Missouri, Kansas, and Michigan, although there are caveats with the final two.

Due to time zones, some polling locations in Kansas and Michigan will stay open till 9 p.m., japanese.

Nonetheless, vote counting is commencing on this busy main night time.

– David Jackson

In Arizona, candidate-fueled  conspiracy results in stolen pens

Voters reacting to an election conspiracy declare had been taking government-issued pens from Maricopa County polling stations as Tuesday’s main bought underway in Arizona.

Ballot staff at two stations reported the pilfered pens after one candidate inspired voters to not use the pens as a result of, she mentioned, the ink might be altered.

Extra: Pilfered pens at polling locations mark first hours of voting in Maricopa County

Gail Golec, a Republican operating for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, instructed followers on Twitter to substitute the Pentel pens and use blue ink ones. The Pentel pens, she mentioned, “can insert votes that appear as if a felt tip pens.”

The Maricopa County legal professional on Tuesday ordered Golec to cease encouraging voters to exchange government-issued pens and to “instantly” tweet a retraction.

– Robert Anglen and Sasha Hupka, Arizona Republic

Michigan GOP cancels watch get together after ‘a number of loss of life threats’ this week

The Michigan Republican Occasion canceled its election night time watch get together after receiving “a number of loss of life threats” this week, in keeping with Michigan GOP Deputy Chief of Employees Gustavo Portela.

Threats escalated earlier Tuesday when the get together’s constructing acquired threats from a bystander who verbally assaulted a feminine staffer and indicated “he was planning on capturing up the constructing and burning it down,” Portela mentioned in a press release.

“Our get together received’t be deterred, and we are going to proceed to work tirelessly for Republican insurance policies regardless of ongoing threats,” the assertion mentioned. “No kind of violence in opposition to ladies ought to ever be tolerated.”

– Sweet Woodall

Trump wars come to Arizona

The Grand Canyon State will probably be a centerpiece on Tuesday for one more spherical of the GOP main tug-of-war between Trump and different Republican rivals.

On the gubernatorial stage, Kari Lake, a former TV journalist backed by Trump, goes up in opposition to Karrin Taylor Robson, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents, who has been endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence and incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey.

Greater than doubtless the winner of the Republican contest will face Democrat Katie Hobbs, the secretary of state who was thrust into the nationwide highlight for resisting false assertions in regards to the 2020 election.

Additionally on the poll for Arizona Republican//s// is a area of seven vying to tackle Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, who’s making an attempt to maintain the seat he simply received in 2020.

Amongst these operating are Arizona Lawyer Normal Mark Brnovich, businessman Jim Lamon and Blake Masters, who’s backed by Trump and tech billionaire Peter Thiel.

Masters earned Trump’s help by embracing the previous president’s lies in regards to the final presidential race and has lately solid doubt on the legitimacy of the midterm elections.

— Phillip M. Bailey

‘They wish to harm me’: Trump campaigns as sufferer at Arizona rally

Step-by-step: Untangling Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s complicated community of pursuits

Arizona GOP Home Speaker Rusty Bowers, Jan. 6 witness, faces main

Arizona’s Republican Home Speaker Rusty Bowers, who testified earlier than the Jan. 6 committee about harassment he acquired for refusing to assist former President Donald Trump overturn his state’s election outcomes, faces Trump-backed David Farnsworth on Tuesday for his seat in Arizona state’s twenty fifth district.

“I’ve bought a former president operating in opposition to me. I am not operating in opposition to David Farnsworth,” Bowers instructed Insider in July. “I am operating in opposition to Donald Trump. It is his identify that is propping up Dave Farnsworth.”

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testifies to the Jan. 6 committee hearings on June 21, 2022.

Arizona Home Speaker Rusty Bowers testifies to the Jan. 6 committee hearings on June 21, 2022.

Bowers instructed the Jan. 6 committee in June that after Trump commercials urged supporters to contact lawmakers to strain them to overturn their election outcomes, he acquired greater than 20,000 emails and tens of hundreds of voicemails and texts. The strain marketing campaign in the end resulted in weekly protests outdoors Bowers’ house, together with one the place there was an armed man.

Bowers’ main is one other take a look at of Trump’s affect within the Grand Canyon State.

— Ella Lee

Democrats face uphill climb in Kansas

Incumbent Democrat Laura Kelly stunned many political observers when she upset Republican Kris Kobach within the 2018 governor’s race.

However 4 years later the GOP is betting it is more durable to be a crimson state Democrat now.

Lawyer Normal Derek Schmidt, who’s endorsed by Trump, is predicted to grab the Republican nomination. The previous president received the Sunflower State by 14 factors in 2020 and by 20 factors in 2016.

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan.

Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan.

There’s additionally nervousness about Rep. Sharice Davids, the one Democrat in Kansas’ congressional delegation. Her seat was considerably modified by the Republican-controlled state legislature throughout redistricting, and makes an attempt to overturn these adjustments failed in court docket.

Davids, a former combined martial artists, held what had been thought of a secure seat, however after the maps had been redrawn it’s rated as one of many 26 Democratic “toss-up” races by The Cook dinner Political Report.

— Phillip M. Bailey

First post-Roe referendum

Voters in Kansas will resolve whether or not their state Structure protects the suitable to have an abortion, which makes it the primary statewide modification up for a vote for the reason that Supreme Court docket knocked down Roe v. Wade this summer time.

If the so-called Worth Them Each modification passes, the state legislature might set up new abortion restrictions or prohibit the process solely.

But when voters reject the modification, it might uphold a state Supreme Court docket resolution in 2019 that dominated bodily autonomy in Kansas included a lady’s proper to terminate a being pregnant.

– Phillip M. Bailey

Ballot: Greater than half disapprove of state abortion bans with out exceptions

Extra: Kansas governor vetoes measures to tighten election legal guidelines

Ohio hosts second main after redistricting combat

Ohio is within the uncommon place on Tuesday of internet hosting its second main of 2022 after a protracted combat over its congressional and state legislative maps.

After nominating statewide candidates and voting in primaries for Congress in Might, Ohio voters at the moment are casting ballots in main races for the state legislature and get together committees. Ohio has 33 members in its state Senate and 99 within the Home.

Among the many candidates on the poll in Ohio on Tuesday is Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff within the landmark U.S. Supreme Court docket case that legalized same-sex marriage. Obergefell is operating unopposed in a Democratic main for a seat within the Ohio Home, in keeping with the Related Press.

In Michigan, election clerks see threats, flood of FOIA requests

Tina Barton was shocked the primary time she acquired a loss of life risk over the cellphone a couple of days after the 2020 election.

As town clerk in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Barton was chargeable for guaranteeing the election there ran easily and securely, a job she thought she did properly. However that didn’t cease conspiracy theorists — emboldened by former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud — from calling Barton and making loss of life threats for what they falsely believed was her position in rigging the election.

Since Joe Biden received the 2020 presidential election, election clerks in Michigan have confronted an onslaught of Freedom of Info Act requests, the inflow of recent election staff presumably armed with political agendas, and an elevated have to extra safety funding.

Taken collectively, the election officers say, the lingering results of the 2020 election make operating elections this 12 months more durable than ever.

— Andrew Marquardt and Isabel Miller, Medill Information Service

Michigan GOP candidate deflects query on ‘stolen election’

LANSING, Mich. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon wouldn’t say throughout a nationwide TV look Sunday whether or not she thought the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

It was a shift from the place she took throughout a candidate debate in Might.

In what may very well be an indication of an early pivot to a basic election marketing campaign, Dixon, showing on “Fox Information Sunday,” as a substitute shifted the dialog to what she described as respectable issues about the way in which the election was carried out and her help for strict voter ID necessities and different proposed adjustments to state election legislation.

The obvious pivot in Dixon’s place away from the “massive lie” promoted by former President Donald Trump got here lower than 48 hours after Trump endorsed Dixon, on Friday night time, in Tuesday’s five-candidate GOP main.

— Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

GOP rollercoaster to face Whitmer

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is among the prime targets for Republicans in 2022, but it surely’s been a bumpy journey for the state GOP throughout their main season.

Six Republicans are lined as much as problem Whitmer, together with businessman Kevin Rinke, who has poured hundreds of thousands of his personal cash into the race.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

However alongside the way in which the Republican main has been crammed with controversy.

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig, as soon as regarded as the GOP frontrunner, was faraway from the poll for forging signatures on his nominating petition. He’s now on the poll as a write-in candidate.

Final month Republican Ryan Kelley was arrested by the FBI on fees related to the Jan. 6 riot. He has pled not responsible, and will probably be on the poll Tuesday.

— Phillip M. Bailey

Election deniers for secretary of state

In two necessary states — Michigan and Arizona — there are candidates who’ve solid doubt about the final presidential race operating to be answerable for overseeing the subsequent.

Mark Finchem is an Arizona legislator who has lengthy promoted Trump’s false claims in regards to the 2020 election. He’s thought of a favourite within the Republican main for secretary of state.

In Michigan, Democratic incumbent Jocelyn Benson was thrust into the nationwide highlight after receiving loss of life threats for resisting makes an attempt to subvert the election.

However she might face Republican Kristina Karamo, a Trump-backed contender who has solid doubt on the 2020 election outcomes.

Finchem and Karamo are a part of a Trump-backed coalition of secretaries of state candidates operating in key swing states who’ve unfold the previous president’s election lies.

In Nevada, as an example, Jim Marchant, who mentioned the 2020 election was “stolen” from Trump, simply received a seven-way Republican main for secretary of state.

— Phillip M. Bailey

‘Rig the system’: GOP candidates for secretary of state run on Trump’s election denial platform

Races to observe in Missouri

Sen. Roy Blunt is retiring after 12 years within the Senate, and a crowded area is vying for his seat.

Almost two dozen Republicans have entered the race, although former Gov. Eric Greitens, Lawyer Normal Eric Schmitt and U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler and Billy Lengthy garner essentially the most identify recognition. Eleven Democrats are hoping to flip the seat blue, the together with frontrunners veteran Lucas Kunce, beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine and entrepeneur Spencer Toder.

One other eight Republicans and three Democrats are operating for U.S. Rep. Billy Lengthy’s seat in Missouri’s seventh district.

— Ella Lee; Galen Bacharier, Springfield Information-Chief

Extra: Not less than 9 midterm candidates face misconduct or abuse allegations. Will voters care?

Trump sits out Missouri Senate main

Withhold your takes in regards to the impact of former President Donald Trump’s main endorsement – carefully watched in a number of the most bitter GOP contests thus far this cycle – on the Missouri Senate race. Trump isn’t getting concerned.

On Monday, Trump mentioned he was endorsing “Eric” within the race, however he didn’t specify which of the 2 Erics operating for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate he most well-liked.

Lawyer Normal Eric Schmitt and former Gov. Eric Greitens each are on the poll. Each thanked Trump for his help.

Trump mentioned in a ready assertion that he trusted Missouri voters “to make up their very own minds.”

– Rick Rouan

Races to observe in Washington

In Washington state, former President Donald Trump’s management over GOP voters faces two litmus exams as Republican Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse — two of the ten Republican Home members to vote in favor of the previous president’s impeachment — face a mixed 9 main challengers.

Beutler has three challengers and Newhouse has six, lots of whom are pro-Trump Republicans who’ve questioned the 2020 election outcomes’ validity and criticized the Congress members’ impeachment votes, in keeping with Axios.

— Ella Lee

When do the polls shut?

Missouri and Michigan shut their polls first on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

Kansas state legislation says that the polls there have to be open till a minimum of 8 p.m. ET, although polling areas could stay open till 9 p.m. ET.

Arizona’s polls shut at 10 p.m. ET, and Washington state’s shut at 11 p.m. ET.

— Ella Lee

This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: Main recap: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Washington