Michigan elects new state GOP chair, disregarding Trump endorsement as White House race approaches

Feb 20, 2023 | 0 comments

Former Michigan Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo has rebounded from her November 2022 defeat and been chosen to lead the state’s Republican Party, despite former President Donald Trump backing her opponent.

Karamo was elected by state delegates over the weekend, defeating 10 other challengers during an 11-hour convention in Lansing, according to MLive.

“We will not betray you” Karamo told the crowd after she beat out Trump-backed Matthew DePerno, state attorney general candidate in 2022, by 16 percentage points. “We will not lie to you.”

She added, “We are committed to every promise we made.”

Karamo’s priorities reportedly include “empowering precinct delegates and changing the perception of Republicans” as well as taking advantage of new voting laws from Proposal 2, a state constitutional amendment requiring nine days of early in-person voting and permanent absentee voting.

“I will follow that woman,” Jackson County precinct delegate James Minnick told MLive regarding Karamo. “I will die on the hill she dies on.”

A former community college instructor from Detroit, Karamo gained widespread attention and name recognition after alleging electoral fraud in the 2020 election, as well as highlighting her faith in Christianity.

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