‘The threat is real’: Dems press big donors to target election deniers

Increasingly worried that big donors are failing to recognize the scale of the threat to democratic norms, Democratic strategists and party officials are rallying behind an effort to persuade them to redirect their cash to key state and local elections. Wealthy party donors, these Democrats say, remain too focused on giving to higher profile congressional races. And it’s coming at the expense of under-the-radar contests that could put scores of Republicans who deny the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in charge of running elections and writing the rules governing them. While Democratic candidates in top U.S. House and

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