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While Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson has not directly addressed whether he would reject the results of the 2022 election for senator of Wisconsin, remarks by a campaign spokesperson for Johnson left his stance unclear. 

“It is certainly his hope that he can” accept the results in the event that Johnson loses, the spokesperson said. Johnson “would feel much better about the 2022 election had Governor Evers signed bills the Legislature passed to restore confidence in our election system,” he elaborated.

Earlier this year, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed eight election-related bills that would have imposed stricter voting requirements. Johnson has called for “snap audits” of election results, saying it would boost public confidence in the outcome.

Johnson joins other Republican candidates nationwide and in Wisconsin — including gubernatorial contender Tim Michels — in refusing to commit to accepting election results.


MSNBC: Wisconsin’s Johnson hedges on accepting possible election defeat

Wisconsin State Journal: Ron Johnson, Tim Michels won’t unconditionally commit to accepting 2022 election results

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson calls for ‘snap audits’ to restore confidence that voting results are accurate

AP News: Wisconsin governor vetoes Republican election bills

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Jacob Alabab-Moser joined as Wisconsin Watch’s fact checker in September 2022, as part of the effort by The Gigafact Project in partnership with different state-level news outlets to combat misinformation in the 2022 midterm elections. Jacob has several years of experience as a fact checker and research assistant at a variety of organizations, including at The Gigafact Project. He holds a BA from Brown University and is pursuing a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.