Kari Lake, the most high-profile Republican candidate to embrace false allegations of former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud in the 2020 midterm elections, has lost a bid to become Arizona’s next governor. Edison Research predicted on Monday.
Arizona is a battleground state and is expected to play a pivotal role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, so a hard-fought gubernatorial race between Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs will be the last in the general election. was one of the most important elections in
Lake vowed to ban mail-in ballots in the state, which conspiracy theorists falsely claim is vulnerable to fraud, and voters question the safety of the voting method used by hundreds of thousands of Americans. There is growing distrust among
Her loss capped a week of Democrat victories against Republican hopes for a “red wave” in the midterm elections.
Hobbes’ victory adds further evidence that Trump is squeezing allies in key battleground states as the former president gears up to announce the 2024 presidential election.
Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate after Vice President Kamala Harris tied the ballot after holding seats in the battleground states of Arizona and Nevada.
If Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock defeats Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Georgia’s runoff election on December 6, increasing Democrat influence over committees, legislation, and judicial nominations, the party’s may obtain a full majority control.
Republican colleague Liz Cheney immediately mocked Lake on Twitter.
Lake last month sarcastically thanked Cheney for running a TV ad against her.
“Thank you so much for your tremendous support for our campaign! Enjoy your forced retirement from politics,” Lake said.
On Monday night, Cheney responded on Twitter, “You’re welcome, @KariLake.”
Democrat Katie Hobbs becomes next Arizona governor after overthrowing Republican Kari Lake
Arizona’s current secretary of state, Hobbes, has triumphed over Lake, a former TV news anchor and staunch ally of former President Donald Trump.
Hobbes won 50.4% of the votes cast in razor-thin race out of about 2.5 million votes counted in almost a week from Election Day.
Liz Cheney sent retaliation tweet for Kari Lake’s loss in Arizona gubernatorial election: ‘You’re welcome’
Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state, has made a name for herself as an advocate for the legitimacy of the last election, warning against her Republican rival and former television news anchor. Kali Lakebecomes an agent of chaos.
The Democrats’ victories in gubernatorial, legislative, and state legislative elections have disappointed hopes voters would punish them for record inflation, including high gas and food prices. Instead, Democrats were able to limit their losses by mobilizing voters angry at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion.
Still, the Republican Party continued to make strides toward control of the House.
As of Monday, Republicans have 212 seats, Democrats have 206 seats, and need 218 seats to win a majority. Control of the House of Representatives allows Republicans to interfere with President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda.
It could be days before the results of the House of Representatives elections are known enough to determine which party controls the 435-seat House of Representatives.
Arizona is a battleground state and is expected to play a pivotal role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, so a hard-fought gubernatorial race between Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs will likely be the last in the general election. It was one of the most important elections.
Mr. Lake, a former TV news anchor, was one of a string of Republican candidates to lose in battleground states. Voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin also rejected election naysayers in their campaigns for gubernatorial and other electoral posts statewide.
Biden narrowly defeated Trump in Arizona in the 2020 election. Hobbs, Arizona’s current secretary of state, rose to national prominence when he defended the state’s election results against Trump’s allegations of voter fraud.
Her victory on Monday is the Democratic pick for governor currently held by Republican Doug Ducey.
The counting of votes in Arizona continued for almost a week after the November 8 election.
Arizona requires early voting voter signatures to be verified before they are processed.
Kari Lake’s loss caps off a week of Democrat wins against Republican hopes for ‘red wave’ in midterm elections
Hundreds of thousands of early votes were cast on Election Day this year, delaying the tally, officials said.
Lake and Trump pointed to a temporary problem with Maricopa County’s electronic ballot counters as evidence of Republican vote suppression.
The judge denied a request to extend polling place hours, saying Republicans had not provided evidence that voters were disenfranchised by the issue.
Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Lake said the lengthy tallying process “tramples” voter rights and is further evidence of why Arizona’s election administration needs to be reformed.
“Here in Arizona, I can’t be the laughingstock of the election anymore. If I’m governor, I won’t let that happen,” she said.
This past Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, Arizonas are pictured waiting in line to vote amid the havoc caused by a malfunctioning voting machine.
General election ballots are boxed up at the Maricopa County Records Office in Phoenix
Hobbes In 2018, he won a small victory as secretary of state. Arizona has been pushed into the center of a political storm as it became the center of efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election. She defends voter integrity I was constantly on cable news.
The attention she received helped her raise millions of dollars and raise her profile. When she announced her gubernatorial run, other prominent Democrats declined to run, and Hobbes won the primary easily.
She campaigned cautiously, sticking to mostly scripted and choreographed public appearances. She refused to participate in a debate with Lake, claiming that Lake would turn it into a spectacle by spouting conspiracy theories and making false accusations.
Instead, voters were bickering with journalists while the cameras rolled, and using a combative tone even against Democrats and established Republicans who had long controlled state governments, Lake said. I bet it would rebound.
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Though the pre-election polls were tied, Hobbes’ victory still came as a surprise to many Democrats who feared her cowardice would alienate voters. We met expectations in the Metro Phoenix and Tucson areas, where the overwhelming majority of voters live. She also spent a significant amount of time in rural areas to minimize losses in areas traditionally pro-Republican.
Lake is well known in many parts of the state, having broadcast the evening news in Phoenix for over 20 years.
She won Trump’s praise for her unwavering commitment to questioning the results of the 2020 election. I got
Lake has vowed to ban mail-in ballots in the state, but conspiracy theorists falsely claim that mail-in ballots are susceptible to fraud.
She unfoundedly accused election officials of delaying the counting of votes this year and prioritizing Democratic votes.
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said security had been increased around the election center in anticipation of the election being held on Monday and emotions running high, but said there was no specific threat.
He said demonstrators had gathered outside the building for several days but remained peaceful.
“I think we’re getting close to the final race, so I want to be ready,” Penzone said at a press conference hours before the start of the race.
Former Congressman Jerone Davison addresses right-wing activists gathered on the sidewalk to protest the election process in front of the Maricopa County Tally and Election Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11428521/Democrat-Katie-Hobbs-Arizona-governor-defeating-Trump-backed-Kari-Lake-flipping-state.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Democrat Katie Hobbs Becomes Next Arizona Governor, Trump Supporter Kari Lake Flips State