Even though it has been almost a week after election day, the race for governor of Arizona between Republicans Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs remains tight and unpredictable. However, Hobbs’ advantage against Lake is really slim.
The Arizona Republic reported on Sunday night that Hobbs and Lake were only separated by one percentage point. Throughout the day on Sunday, the difference in votes between the two contenders had shrunk to only 26,000 votes.
According to The Republic, Lake received 54 percent of the vote in an update that was posted that evening and included the results of 97,000 votes from Maricopa County.
According to a late Sunday Politico report, Lake received 49.5 percent of the vote while Hobbs received 50.5 percent.
93 percent of the votes have reportedly been cast.
The Sunday evening update indicated that Lake was still trailing, but the election is still close, and there are still votes to be counted, according to the Republic.
Despite the tightness of the race, Nicole DeMont, the campaign manager for Hobbs, said in a statement that she thought Hobbs would win given her slim lead, according to the Republic.
“With the latest tabulation results from Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties, Katie Hobbs is the unequivocal favorite to become the next governor of Arizona,” according to DeMont’s statement.
However, the Lake campaign has also maintained a sense of assurance.
“We’re not in the business of spreading false hope. Our confidence hasn’t wavered & we haven’t moved an inch since election day. @KariLake
will be the next Governor of Arizona,” The Kari Lake War Room Twitter account announced on Saturday.
We're not in the business of spreading false hope.
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 12, 2022
The speaker, Lake, exuded assurance. She assured Fox News on Thursday that she knew what would happen in the end.
“I am 100 percent going to win. I have absolute 100 percent confidence that I will be the next governor of Arizona,” Lake stated in a Fox News Digital interview.
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Lake also said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” that she was determined to see that Arizona’s elections would not be a “laughingstock” “when I’m governor.”
“I consider someone’s vote their voice. I think of it as a sacred vote. And it’s being trampled the way we run our elections in Arizona. I have been sounding the alarm for two years. Nothing got done. Very little got done last legislative session. And we need to get in there and restore faith in our elections,” Lake said.
“We can’t be the laughingstock of elections anymore here in Arizona. And, when I’m governor, I will not allow it. I just won’t,” she added. CONTINUE READING…