Katie Hobbs, the Democratic Secretary of State, defeated Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, on Monday night, but Lake has not given up on controlling the state and altering the media, according to her recent remarks.
People who observed the large political action surrounding Lake were astounded by the news of Hobb’s victory, which followed days of rumors and press reports alleging a corrupt election system.
“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor, NBC News projected Monday. Hobbs’ victory is key for Democrats in a presidential battleground — though the closeness of the contest left the result up in the air for nearly a week,” NBC News reported.
“A record number of early ballots were dropped off on Election Day in Maricopa County, officials said, which had to be processed in a more time-intensive manner that includes signature verification. Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, said Sunday that it estimated that its count was 94 percent complete after receiving a historic 290,000 of those early ballots on Election Day,” the outlet added.
Monday night, Lake made the rounds with Independent media outlets and gave updates on social media: “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
Arizonans recognize nonsense when they see it. Kari Lake (@KariLake) tweeted on November 15, 2022.
Arizonans know BS when they see it.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 15, 2022
“Decision Desk HQ projects Katie Hobbs (D) elected governor in Arizona. R to D Flip.#DecisionMade: 8:50pm EST. Follow more results here: Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) posted on November 15, 2022.
Decision Desk HQ projects Katie Hobbs (D) elected governor in Arizona.
R to D Flip.#DecisionMade: 8:50pm EST
Follow more results here: https://t.co/erllKAE1oN pic.twitter.com/tPr9aZOKBk
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 15, 2022
“BREAKING: Democrat Katie Hobbs wins Arizona governor’s race, NBC News projects” MSNBC (@MSNBC) posted on November 15, 2022.
BREAKING: Democrat Katie Hobbs wins Arizona governor's race, NBC News projects. https://t.co/RNFtFkf9Sx pic.twitter.com/ThRKlQ19Yf
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 15, 2022
“Lake spoke with reporters last week and wasted little time setting the record straight when asked about potentially being picked to be Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate,” Martin Walsh reported for Conservative Brief, adding:
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“I’m going to do two terms. I’m going to be your worst frickin’ nightmare for 8 years, and we will reform the media as well. We are going to make you guys into journalists again. So, get ready. It’s going to be a fun 8 years.”
A reporter went on to ask Lake: “Just curious, your attorney had mentioned maybe a possible silver lining with the issues that you will be able to move about town and kind of shake hands and talk to some of the people in line. Could you elaborate on your plans later today.” CONTINUE READING…