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A pickup truck drives during an Independence Day parade in Millville, Pennsylvania. Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Dozens of candidates promoting the false notion that the election was rigged are seeking powerful statewide offices, including governor, attorney general and secretary of state, which would give them authority over the administration of elections, the WashPost's Amy Gardner reports.

Why it matters: The embrace of Trump's claims on the campaign trail and in messages to voters provides insight into the former president's continued hold on the GOP.

Driving the news: At least one-third of the nearly 700 Republicans who have filed to run for House or Senate next year have embraced Donald Trump’s false election claims, according to the Post.

  • Of those embracing the falsehood that the 2020 election was stolen by Trump and his allies, 136 are sitting members of Congress who voted against President Biden's electoral college victory on Jan. 6, per the Post.
  • At least 16 of the lawmakers who publicly embrace the false claims attended the Jan. 6 protest in Washington.

Between the lines: A Republican candidate to be Arizona’s top elections official, Mark Finchem, said recently he hopes a review of 2020 ballots in his state will lead to the reversal of Trump’s defeat there, Gardner writes.

  • In Georgia, Rep. Jody Hice (R) has made Trump’s false election claim central to his bid to try to unseat the current Republican secretary of state, who has denied the claim.
  • In Virginia, Wren Williams, a political neophyte who was on Trump's legal team to try to overturn his 2020 loss, won after attacking a GOP state House member "who said he had seen no evidence of widespread fraud in the election," according to the Post.
  • "He wasn’t doing anything — squat, diddly," Williams said about his primary opponent. "I’m sitting here fighting for election integrity in the courts, and he’s my elected representative who can legislate and he’s not."

Go deeper: Inside the GOP's plan to retake the House

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Jan. 6 select committee subpoenas former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark

Chair Bennie Thompson questions witnesses during the first hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, July 27. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Jan. 6 select committee issued a subpoena to Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who reportedly helped former President Donald Trump amplify false claims around the election.

Why it matters: The announcement comes on the heels of a report by the Senate Judiciary Committee that detailed the extent of Trump's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Scoop: Jeff Flake seeds new voting nonprofit

Jeff Flake. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Former Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who's now President Biden's nominee to be ambassador to Turkey, is funding a nonprofit focused on election processes in his home state of Arizona, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Arizona is ground-zero for election conspiracy theories. While those behind the Public Integrity Foundation say that's not the impetus for the group, they hope it will address some of the underlying issues.

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell

Rudy Giuliani. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot released its latest round of subpoenas on Tuesday evening, this time focusing on several of former President Trump's lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, and former adviser Boris Epshteyn.

Why it matters: The panel said the four individuals subpoenaed were involved in efforts publicly promote Trump's unfounded claims of election fraud as well as efforts to "disrupt or delay" the certification of the election's results.