Kari Lake, a Republican running for governor in Arizona, challenged Garrett Archer, a political commentator for KNXV-TV in Phoenix who goes by the Twitter name “Data Guru,” to take part in a dispute regarding the validity of the state’s most recent midterm elections.
“The 2022 Arizona midterm elections were not conducted legitimately. I have no problem extending invites to PUBLICLY debate me over that fact. All fake ‘gurus’ … are welcome to apply.” Barris tweeted on Saturday.
“A word of caution. You’re not as smart as you think you are and I’m going to embarrass you,” he continued.
The 2022 Arizona midterm elections were not conducted legitimately. I have no problem extending invites to PUBLICLY debate me over that fact. All fake "gurus" and are welcome to apply.
A word of caution. You're not as smart as you think you are and I'm going to embarrass you.
— Rich Baris "The People's Pundit" (@Peoples_Pundit) December 11, 2022
“We’d pay to watch @Garrett Archer actually consider evidence of election fraud,” Lake’s campaign’s Twitter account retorted.
“Me too. Do you have any?” Archer said in response.
We'd pay to watch @Garrett_Archer actually consider evidence of election fraud for once.
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 11, 2022
In response, the campaign created a poll on Twitter that posed the question, “Does @Garrett Archer have the courage to debate @Peoples Pundit about the 2022 election in Arizona?”
According to the survey, almost 90% of participants thought he did not.
“Come on, @Garrett Archer,” Lake tweeted as she urged Archer to accept the challenge. Let’s test your debating skills to determine if they match your keyboard toughness. What say you? @Peoples Pundit concurs!
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 12, 2022
For more than 20 years, Lake served as a news anchor for KSAZ-TV in Phoenix. She retired in the spring of 2021 and declared her candidacy for governor a few months later.
She filed a lawsuit on Friday contesting the outcome of the governor’s election, in which Katie Hobbs, a Democrat and secretary of state, defeated Lake by almost 17,000 votes and was proclaimed the winner.
131 Maricopa County polling stations (or 59 percent of the total) experienced widespread ballot printer and tabulator errors, according to Lake’s filing in state court, which is why the election did not comply with Arizona’s legal requirements.
According to the county, 71 sites, or nearly one-third of them, were affected.
According to Lake, as Republicans outvoted Democrats on election day by a 3-to-1 margin, her supporters’ votes were systematically suppressed.
Last Thursday, Archer tweeted that Maricopa County (the Phoenix metropolitan area) voters on Election Day strongly preferred Republicans to Democrats.
2022 Maricopa voters by party and ballot type:
REP: 482k – 38%
DEM: 450k – 36%
OTH: 332k – 26%
REP: 129k – 51%
DEM: 43.6k – 17%
OTH: 78.6k – 31%
Early In Person
REP: 21.7k – 49%
DEM: 9.5k – 21%
OTH: 13.6k – 30%
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) December 7, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Lake told Real America’s Voice host Charlie Kirk on Monday, “Seventy-five percent of people voting on Election Day were voting for me. And then you basically shut down or make it impossible to vote or very difficult to vote at roughly 60 percent of the locations to vote, you’re going to cut into our lead. This is the disenfranchisement of voters in Arizona.”
In addition to the voter machine issues, Lake’s lawsuit points to reported signature verification and ballot chain of custody issues. CONTINUE READING…