On Friday, Gina Swoboda, an elections specialist working with the Kari Lake team, provided a very positive update on the votes still to be tallied in the Arizona governor’s race.
Swoboda informed Charlie Kirk, the host of “Real America’s Voice,” that 351,000 Republicans who are four-out-of-four voters—meaning they cast ballots in the last four general and primary elections—have not yet had their votes for Tuesday’s election counted.
These Republicans, according to Kirk, are “very high-propensity” Republicans whose votes have not yet been tallied.
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About 518,000 ballots remained to be counted as of midday on Friday, with Maricopa County accounting for the great bulk of those ballots (the Phoenix metro area).
As of Friday night, Lake lagged Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs by nearly 27,000 votes.
The county reportedly informed Lake’s legal team that there were still 292,000 ballots from Election Day drop-offs in Maricopa, according to Swoboda, executive director of the Voter Reference Foundation.
There are still perhaps 12,000 of the 17,000 so-called “Box 3” ballots yet to be counted, many of which are probably cast by high-propensity GOP voters.
Voters were directed to place their ballots in Box 3 on Election Day after more than 60 polling places in Maricopa County faced issues with the tabulation machines. After that, the ballots were sent to the downtown Maricopa County Department of Elections facility.
“Generally, these are the high-propensity voters,” according to Swoboda. “These are the people that went in on Election Day or dropped [their ballot] on Election Day because they wanted to make absolutely sure that their vote counted.”
The election expert added that Lake is currently leading by roughly a 51-to-49 percent edge in the remaining ballots in Pima County, a Democratic stronghold that contains Tucson.
“[Hobbs] has no path. … No matter what, period,” Kirk remarked.
“Correct,” Swoboda said in reply.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Lake explained to podcast host Steven Crowder on Thursday morning why the Election Day drop-off ballots should break strongly for her.
“Those are people who are nervous about dropping them off in those drop boxes. They’re nervous about dropping them in the mail. They want to show up on Election Day and hand-deliver it,” Lake said.
“Those are going to go heavily our way,” she said. “These are Republican voters. These are people who distrust the election system. And those would be voters who would vote for me.” CONTINUE READING…