Trump-backed candidates on ballot as voters in five U.S. states go to polls

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By Joseph Ax (Reuters) -Donald Trump’s effort to play Republican kingmaker faced fresh tests on Tuesday as voters in five states cast ballots in high-profile races for U.S. Congress, governor and other offices ahead of November’s midterm elections. In Arizona and Michigan, candidates who embraced the former president’s false claims of voter fraud could win the Republican nominations for governor, even as some in their party worry they could be too extreme to defeat Democrats on Nov. 8. Kansas voters were deciding whether to amend the state constitution to allow the Republican-controlled legisl…

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