In what is incredibly bad news for the state of Arizona and the Republican Party in general, Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has been declared the winner of the gubernatorial race, besting one of the greatest GOP candidates these eyes have ever seen, former TV news anchor Kari Lake. However, it doesn’t seem the fight is over quite yet.
“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 stated in their report.
“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 network continued.
However, according to the Conservative Brief, an inside source spoke with The Western Journal, along with the founder of the website, Floyd Brown, that Lake has no plans at this time to concede the race.
Spent hours last night working with Lake team on a continuing war for Arizona. She will not go quietly into the night. She intends to stand and fight. She knew when she entered this race that it would be tough. Her opponents lack her courage. She is fighting for us. @KariLake
— Floyd Brown (@floydbrown) November 15, 2022
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Not long after the race was called, Lake responded with a tweet, saying, “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
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
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 15, 2022
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 15, 2022
Lake was asked just last week about potentially being picked to be the vice presidential running mate for former President Donald Trump.
She responded by saying, ““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 then asked 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.”
“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 replied.
Kari Lake to reporter:
"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."pic.twitter.com/UeaSoeOKoD
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) November 8, 2022
This race could potentially be subjected to a recount. Given how slow Arizona is at counting ballots, if that happens it could be the year 2132 before we find out who actually won the race.
Say, have you noticed that anytime things are this slow to count, or their are issues with voting machines, Democrats always seem to win? Just an observation.