'Almost mandatory': Why GOP candidates are embracing Trump's election lie to win
CNN's Phil Mattingly and New York Times reporter Astead Herndon say Republican candidates running for office are still embracing Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen because they are taking their cues from the party base and it's the best way for them to win a GOP primary.
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