Donald Trump asserted over the weekend on his Truth Social account that Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake should be ‘installed’ as the state’s next governor. Trump made the remarks as six counties prepared to fulfill the Monday deadline for certifying the results of the 2022 midterm elections, which will begin the process of disputing the tumultuous November polls.
Media sources indicate that with 99 percent of the vote counted in Arizona, there is just a 0.6% gap between Lake and her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs.
But Republican uproar, headed by Lake and former President Trump, alleges there was foul play in the midterms owing to Hobbs’ Secretary of State duty, which puts her in authority of Arizona’s elections.
Maricopa County, Arizona, officials ordered that county elections officials postpone certification and address concerns regarding the 8 November midterm elections.
The Maricopa County GOP said in a news release on Nov. 25 that the Maricopa Board of Supervisors should “delay certification” of its election results until those officials have “fully responded” to a letter issued by the Arizona Attorney General’s office and another sent by Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward earlier this month.
Bill Gates, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Stephen Richer, recorder, both confirmed on November 8 that there were issues with tabulation machines, which they later attributed to a printer error.
“People were still able to vote, it was just a matter of maybe not voting in the way they wanted to,” Gates said on Nov. 8. “We do not believe that anyone has been disenfranchised, because no one has been turned away.”
However, Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and others claim that voters have reported problems casting ballots on Election Day, prompting Lake to launch a lawsuit against the county last week. Lake stated in a separate interview that she will pursue a more extensive lawsuit against the county.
“Democrat Katie Hobbs, the current secretary of state who is running against Lake, declared victory earlier this month. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, issued a statement last week that he will be working with Hobbs’s team on transferring power and recognized Hobbs as the winner,” NTD News reported, adding:
According to the Maricopa GOP, county officials need to provide “critical information that Maricopa County voters were NOT disenfranchised” on Nov. 8 and confirmed whether the vote tabulation issues on Nov. 8 had a “material impact on the results of this election.”
The Daily Mail reported on the situation:
Malfunctions with voting equipment in the state’s largest jurisdiction, Maricopa County, have caused them to doubt the results, which are split by nearly 17,000 votes.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
‘Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day,’ Trump posted to his Truth Social account on Monday morning. ‘Mechanics sent in to ‘FIX’ them made them worse.’ CONTINUE READING…