Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has refused to accept her shock gubernatorial defeat – and revealed she’s calling in lawyers to contest it after branding her victorious Democrat rival Katie Hobbs ‘a fox within the henhouse.’
Lake, a high-profile Republican candidate tipped as a brand new star of the MAGA motion, lost her race to Democrat Katie Hobbs and has since advised that voter fraud was the offender.
The Republican candidate wasn’t prepared to accept her defeat and referred to as Hobbs, who served as Secretary of State and ignored elections, as being a ‘fox within the hen home.’
Hobbs was Arizona’s secretary of state till her latest gubernatorial win. She had broad oversight over the Grand Canyon State’s electoral course of, with Lake claiming it was inappropriate for her to preserve that function whereas operating for Arizona’s highest office.
Arizona was struck by points throughout its latest midterm elections, however so-far there isn’t any proof it swung the end in Hobbs’ favor.
‘I’m nonetheless on this combat with you,’ Lake stated in a video on Twitter. ‘For two years, I’ve been sounding the alarm about our damaged election system right here in Arizona – and this previous week has confirmed every little thing we have been saying.
‘Well, we referred to as for Katie Hobbs to recuse herself over a year in the past. They ridiculed us. It seems we had been proper. They fox was guarding the hen home, and due to that, voters have been disenfranchised once we increase considerations.’
Lake has hired lawyers to contest the outcomes. Her sturdy TV performances noticed her set up a lead in polls forward of the November 8 election, with a Lake victory seen as all-but-certain. Her subsequent loss has been one of many largest upsets of the midterms, which noticed different Trump-backed GOP candidates lose, sparking claims that the forty fifth president is now political poison.
Kari Lake refuses to accept her loss within the Arizona gubernatorial race and hired lawyers to overview the outcomes
Lake, who’s a Republican, lost her race in opposition to Democrat rival Katie Hobbs (above) and advised her loss was due to defective voting machines
Several folks lined up in Phoenix, Arizona on November 8 to cast their ballots
Lake, a former newscaster who backs Trump’s 2020 election fraud claims, stated that there have been ‘tens of 1000’s’ of voters in Maricopa County that had been disenfranchised.
She gave one instance of a person that had to wait three hours in like due to defective tabulators.
‘He drove one other quarter-hour and was lastly ready to cast his vote,’ Lake stated. ‘But he is undecided it counted. Our election officers failed us miserably.’
The Republican candidate would not seem to be standing down anytime quickly and stated the ‘combat to save our republic has simply begun.’
Meanwhile, her hired authorized crew are searching for solutions to doubtlessly defective voting machines.
‘Rest assured, I’ve assembled the perfect and brightest authorized crew and we’re exploring each avenue to right the numerous wrongs which were completed this previous week,’ Lake stated. ‘I’m doing every little thing in my energy to proper these wrongs. My resolve to combat for you is greater than ever.
Lake stated that there have been ‘tens of 1000’s’ of voters in Maricopa County that had been disenfranchized. She hired lawyer to overview the election outcomes
Trump additionally questioned the end result and stated they ‘took the election’ away from her, simply hours earlier than he’s set to announce his third run for president at Mar-a-Lago
Lake beforehand claimed on Monday that she was robbed of the possibility to function the state’s subsequent governor. She wrote on Twitter: ‘Arizonans know BS once they see it.’
The gubernatorial candidate was backed by Donald Trump – who argued that the election was taken away from her.
Trump added gasoline to the flames on Truth Social, the place he posted: ‘Wow! They simply took the election away from Kari Lake. It’s actually dangerous on the market!’
Lake made denial of the 2020 presidential election win by Joe Biden a key tenet of her marketing campaign and stated that she wouldn’t have validated his victory if she had been within the governor’s mansion on the time.
Her caustic assaults on journalists and election officers, together with the Republicans heading key departments in hotly contested Maricopa County, earned her plaudits with the GOP base.
But in addition they led to warnings that she was stoking bother in a rustic nonetheless reeling from the January 2021 assault on the Capitol by Trump supporters.
The intently fought governor’s race between Lake and Hobbs was one of the vital important within the common election as a result of Arizona is a battleground state and is predicted to play a pivotal function within the 2024 US presidential election.
Lake had vowed to ban the state’s mail-in voting, which conspiracy theorists falsely declare is susceptible to fraud, fueling mistrust amongst voters concerning the security of a voting technique utilized by a whole bunch of 1000’s of Americans.