Kari Lake has been fighting in the courts since her last-second loss to former Arizona Attorney General Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who is now the Governor of Arizona instead of Lake. Lake has exhausted all legal options to protest the chaotic voting procedures during Arizona’s midterm election in November, but he may now have discovered a method to initiate an inquiry into the state’s defective election scenario.
This month, Lake discovered that she may have a road to election as a state senator. According to a recent survey, the outspoken Republican would defeat the incumbent independent senator Kyrsten Sinema and the Democratic candidate Ruben Gallego.
“The survey, released January 11 by the website Blueprint Polling, imagined a scenario in which Sinema, a former Democrat turned independent who’s held her Senate seat since 2019, runs for reelection against Lake and Gallego, a Democrat who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District. Lake, who rumors say is considering running for the seat but has not confirmed this, polled at 36 percent, according to Blueprint, well ahead of the two rivals. Gallego trailed closely with 32 percent, while Sinema ran a distant third with 14 percent,” according to Deseret News.
However, this effort has been thwarted since Lake is now the subject of a criminal referral. Raw Story said that Secretary of State Adrian Fonte directed Lake to the state’s attorney general, a role once held by current Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs, after she tweeted voter signatures.
“Nothing in this section shall preclude public inspection of voter registration records at the office of the county recorder for the purpose prescribed by this section, except that … the records containing a voter’s signature … shall not be accessible or reproduced by any person other than the voter…” the office stated in its referral.
In AZ—> Arizona’s new Secretary of State Adrian Fontes sent the following letter to AZ AG Kris Mayes this afternoon, referring Kari Lake for investigation for what, he says, was a violation of state law by tweeting out copies of voter signatures in her tweet, below. https://t.co/RTHXR3FXu0 pic.twitter.com/pIG9XniwqC
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) January 30, 2023
In a three-way race between the Republican, the Democrat, and the independent candidate Lake, one of six questioned voters remained uncertain, which might help Senator Sinema maintain her position. Since leaving the Democrat Party a month ago, Sen. Sinema has gained support from Republican and Democrat voters, and according to a recent poll, her best chance to remain in the Senate may be if the Republican party nominates a candidate so flawed that moderate and conservative voters abandon that candidate in favor of Independent Sinema.
In December, Sinema formally left the Democratic Party and changed her allegiance to Independent. Her action diminishes the Democrats’ precarious grip on the upper chamber. Conservative Brief says that prior to her declaration, Democrats held a 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate.
In a guest piece for the Arizona Republic, Sinema criticized “partisanship” and its control on both major parties, according to Conservative Brief. Sinema, who faces re-election in 2024, stated that she will continue to caucus with Democrats.
“Everyday Americans are increasingly left behind by national parties’ rigid partisanship, which has hardened in recent years,” Sinema wrote. “Pressures in both parties pull leaders to the edges, allowing the loudest, most extreme voices to determine their respective parties’ priorities and expecting the rest of us to fall in line. In catering to the fringes, neither party has demonstrated much tolerance for diversity of thought,” she wrote. “Bipartisan compromise is seen as a rarely acceptable last resort, rather than the best way to achieve lasting progress. Payback against the opposition party has replaced thoughtful legislating.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“There’s a disconnect between what everyday Americans want and deserve from our politics, and what political parties are offering. I am privileged to represent Arizonans of all backgrounds and beliefs in the U.S. Senate and am honored to travel to every corner of our state, listening to your concerns and ideas. While Arizonans don’t all agree on the issues, we are united in our values of hard work, common sense, and independence,” Sinema said. CONTINUE READING…