When it was declared that Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, had won the campaign for governor in Arizona, doubts were raised regarding the voting process, the counting of the ballots, and the integrity of the voting process in Arizona.
The fact that Hobbs oversaw the state’s elections as Secretary of State in Arizona prior to her election as governor is one of the criteria under consideration.
NBC News reported on Monday, “Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. 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.”
“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 news source noted.
As soon as the race was called, Lake commented on Twitter, “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
Arizonans know BS when they see it.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 15, 2022
The contest was so close that, by state law, it may go to a recount, Fox News reported:
Lake is a former TV news anchor who stepped down last year after 22 years with the Fox affiliate in Phoenix to run for governor. Thanks in part to her strong support for former President Trump and his unproven claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” and rigged,” Trump endorsed and heavily backed Lake as she narrowly won the GOP nomination over a candidate backed by term-limited GOP Gov. Doug Ducey.
Lake emphasized her “common sense conservatism” while focusing her campaign on border security, homelessness, outlawing critical race theory in Arizona classrooms, school choice, and opposition to abortion.
Last week, Lake had spoken to reporters, certain of her victory:
“We are going to encourage people to stay in line, we are going to vote and stay in line and the people of Arizona would walk over hot coals and they would walk over broken glass to vote today and I know that they can stand in line for a couple hours if they have to. I know they’ll stand in line for eight hours if they have to. And they will vote and my message to the people of Arizona is do not get out of line until you have cast your vote. Do not get out of line until you have cast your vote. Things are looking very good for us. They may be trying to slow a red tsunami but it’s coming, and we are going to take back Arizona and I know that people are out voting, take food, wear comfortable shoes, take some water and just stay in line, Arizona, and vote. Vote, vote, vote, we have to vote today,” Lake responded
Conservative Brief adds that Lake stated in a video that she is still in the race and has recruited attorneys to make her case.
“I am still in this fight with you. For two years, I’ve been sounding the alarm about our broken election system here in Arizona – and this past week has confirmed everything we’ve been saying. Well, we called for Katie Hobbs to recuse herself over a year ago. They ridiculed us. It turns out we were right. The fox was guarding the hen house, and because of that, voters have been disenfranchised when we raise concerns,” she said.
“Rest assured, I have assembled the best and brightest legal team and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” she said. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs. My resolve to fight for you is higher than ever.” CONTINUE READING…