Despite predictions that she will lose the Arizona governor’s race against Democrat Katie Hobbs on Monday, Republican Kari Lake is not faltering.
Lake claimed on Twitter that “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
Arizonans know BS when they see it.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 15, 2022
She often questioned the validity of the 2020 election that gave Joe Biden the presidency during the campaign, and she recently told ABC News that she would only surrender the governor’s race if “it’s fair, honest, and transparent.”
“When I first started voting back in the ’80s, we had Election Day,” in that interview, Lake stated.
Nearly a week after the midterm elections, on Monday, ABC News called the Arizona race as Hobbs’ to win, saying her victory was a result of “a stunning rejection of election deniers in midterm contests.”
By “defeating one of the most prominent defenders of former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.” CNN also predicted the Democrat will triumph.
Fox News agreed with the majority and said Lake had lost, but added that the Arizona regulations might need a recount.
According to the Associated Press, Hobbs had a significant enough lead after “the latest round of vote releases gave her a big enough lead that the AP determined she would not relinquish it.”
The wire service said that “The AP concluded that, even though Lake had been posting increasingly larger margins in vote updates from Maricopa County, she was not gaining a big enough share to overtake Hobbs and was running out of remaining votes.”
Out of the approximately 2.5 million votes cast, with 95% of them reported, Hobbs had a margin of victory of about 20,000, according to AP figures published in The New York Times on Monday night.
Following reports that she had won, Hobbs released a statement.
“I want to thank the voters for entrusting me with this immense responsibility. It is truly an honor of a lifetime, and I will do everything in my power to make you proud. I want to thank my family, our volunteers, and campaign staff. Without all of your hard work, passion, and sacrifice this night would not be possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she stated.
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“For the Arizonans who did not vote for me, I will work just as hard for you – because even in this moment of division, I believe there is so much more that connects us,” she said, adding, “Let’s get to work.”
During the campaign, Hobbs had labeled Lake an “election-denying, media-hating, conspiracy-loving, chaos-causing opponent.”
Journalist Kyle Becker offered his thoughts that denying an election was fair does not mean one wears the media label of “election denier.” CONTINUE READING…