Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump’s so-called “voter fraud commission” before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here’s some of what people were saying about Kobach’s defeat:
BREAKING: Kris Kobach, the former Kansas Secretary of State who headed up President Trump's short-lived voter fraud commission, loses in the Republican Senate primary to Rep. Roger Marshall, according to the @AP.
— Jim Lokay (@LokayFOX5) August 5, 2020
Kris Kobach's watch party is the most attended watch party in the history of watch parties. I know because Sean Spicer told me. pic.twitter.com/ZSA7leR5DY
— Dave Matt (@davematt88) August 5, 2020
Kris Kobach for House: Lost
Kris Kobach for Governor: Lost
Kris Kobach for Senate: Lost
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) August 5, 2020
Kris Kobach lost his GOP Primary. LMAO!!
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 5, 2020
On the one hand, this moves Kansas to safe R, on the other, LOL fuck Kris Kobach. https://t.co/lKuJmt5UYn
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) August 5, 2020
I know the national news from a Kobach loss is that it makes it harder for the Democrats to retake the Senate, but what does it say about the future of Trumpism after Trump that so many Republicans in a state like Kansas keep walking away from it?
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 5, 2020
Can't tell you how pleased I am to see Kris Kobach's face shoved in the dirt. Adios amigo.
— Jeff B., now with 50% more annoyingness (@EsotericCD) August 5, 2020
3 things to be happy about tonight:
1. Kris Kobach not being in government
2. the craziest son of a bitch in the race theorem hitting its limit
3. Peter Thiel is sad and hopefully getting disenchanted with politics.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) August 5, 2020
As Kris Kobach goes off stage…
… don't forget this: https://t.co/eao2p5WZDb
— Taniel (@Taniel) August 5, 2020
On the bright side: Kobach will not be anywhere near the U.S. Senate come January
— Niles Edward Francis (@NilesGApol) August 5, 2020
The far-right folks kept telling their followers that political success was "inevitable" because most conservatives secretly agree with them. Turns out that isn't true–at least at the ballot box. I have lots of theories on why that might be but for now, pour one out for Kobach
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) August 5, 2020
Fox News host rebuts Trump aide after attack on Chris Wallace: ‘He is going to ask the smart questions’
Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley suggested on Thursday that moderator Chris Wallace, a Fox News host, will tilt the upcoming presidential debate in favor of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
During an interview on Fox News, host Sandra Smith argued that President Donald Trump and his campaign have "set the bar pretty low as far as what we'll see from Joe Biden."
"We haven't set the bar low at all," Gidley insisted. "Joe Biden's own comments and rhetoric sets the bar pretty low."
"But let's be clear, the mainstream media is going to do its level best to cover for Joe Biden no matter what he says or what he does," he continued.
Trump has a serious problem with women voters — even in red states
In the past, Texas and Georgia were reliably Republican in presidential elections. But recent polls show that in the 2020 presidential election, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is surprisingly competitive in those light red states — and New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, analyzing some recent polling in an article published on September 24, cite female voters as a key reason.
According to newly released New York Times/Siena polls, Trump is leading Biden by 3% in Texas — while Trump and Biden are in a dead heat in Georgia. In Iowa, the Times and Siena found that Biden is ahead by 3%. The last Democratic presidential nominee to win Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976; the last Democratic presidential nominee to win Georgia was Bill Clinton in 1992.
CNN presents damning list of all the times Trump has refused to accept election results
President Donald Trump triggered outrage at his Wednesday press briefing for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.
But his attitude is nothing new, wrote Kevin Liptak for CNN, who listed all the times in the last few months Trump has expressed similar sentiments.
On July 19, for instance, Trump told Fox News Sunday, "I'm not going to just say 'yes'" when asked if he'll accept the election results. On July 30, he tweeted that mail ballots are "INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT" and suggested "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote." On August 17 at a rally, he suggested staying in office beyond two terms, saying "we'll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years." Three days later, at another rally, he said of Democrats, "they're trying to steal the election, and everybody knows that. Because the only way they're going to win is by a rigged election."