Kristina Karamo, a community college professor who rose to prominence after claiming she saw election fraud in Detroit in the last presidential race, won the three-person race for secretary of state with about 67% of the vote at Saturday’s GOP endorsement convention in Grand Rapids.
At this weekend’s GOP convention, the party voted resoundingly to support former President Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election. About 2,000 delegates from across the state participated in the vote.
The convention was seen by many as the first major test of Trump’s influence over the 2022 elections. Trump’s former campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani attended the convention, as well as MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, who has become a leader in the election denial movement.
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Karamo has been endorsed by Trump.
Michigan does not hold primaries for down-ballot state officials such as secretary of state. The parties’ nominees proceed directly to the general election.
Karamo is viciously anti-LGBTQ and has said that gay people are working to “normalize pedophilia.”
Last fall she declared, “There is no such thing as a child with two mommies or two daddies. That is factually incorrect.”
Trump-endorsed political newcomer Kristina Karamo was selected for the Republican party’s endorsement for Michigan Secretary of State ahead of the Nov. 8, 2022 general election. https://t.co/HKtOSNmaVJ
— Melissa Frick (@frickmel) April 23, 2022
Dear Authoritarian-Leftist, your bogus and scripted arguments will not work with me. I’ve heard them all before. Christians in government frustrate your plans about sharing the joys of sex with elementary kids and aborting kids 40 weeks old in the womb.
— Kristina Karamo (@KristinaKaramo) April 17, 2022
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) April 2, 2022
We need to be seriously concerned about non-parental adults obsessed with discussing sex WITH kids. The sexual revolution has destroyed society, offering only temporary fun and personal validation. Now our society has AIDS, a high divorce rate, and men dominating women’s sports.
— Kristina Karamo (@KristinaKaramo) April 1, 2022
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2
— Kristina Karamo (@KristinaKaramo) March 3, 2022
QAnon influencer QAnon John apparently was texting with Michigan secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo, according to a screenshot shared by QAnon John. Karamo attended QAnon John’s QAnon conference in Las Vegas last year. pic.twitter.com/XRbXDa9h8y
— Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) April 3, 2022
Michigan secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo to speak at QAnon conference https://t.co/qxpB6AkD9Q
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 21, 2021