There is a battle going on for the heart of the Republican Party. There are the moderates who embraced Trump while he was in office but are hoping for a retreat from his rabid populism, post-presidency.
Then there are the radicals taking over the party at the state level who have doubled down on their support for of Trump — who many claim won the 2020 election — and embrace of far-right conspiracy theories like QAnon and Covid denial.
Tim Miller, former political director of Republican Voters Against Trump, said: "The evidence is overwhelming that local parties across the country, in blue states and red states, are radicalized and support extremely far outside the mainstream positions like, for example, ending our democratic experiment to install Donald Trump as president over the will of the people."
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