Kari Lake Falsely Claims Rival Katie Dobbs Never Leads Arizona Race
Katie Hobbs extends lead in close race for Arizona governor, Republican nominee and 2020 election denial Kari Lake looks to cast doubt on outcome if she loses .
As of Thursday morning, Democratic Secretary of State Hobbes leads with 50.3% of the vote, while Lake has 49.7% of the vote.
However, with only 70% of the vote, it is too early to end the race, and the outcome is expected to be decided.
In a series of right-wing media interviews, Mr. Lake called election officials “idiots” and declared he was “100% sure” of victory.
“We’re going to win this one, and there’s nothing they can do about it,” she told The Charlie Kirk Show podcast Thursday.
Hobbes called on his supporters to “stand firm until all votes are counted.”
“Arizona, hold on and let your local election officials do their job without fear or interference,” she tweeted.
Maricopa County’s chief elections official told CNN on Thursday that he expects the vote count to be finalized by Monday, three days later than expected.
More votes tip see-saw contest towards Hobbes
Pima County, which includes Tucson, recently dropped just over 12,000 votes, with 67% voting for Democrat Katie Hobbs.
Overall race conditions remained tight with Hobbs at 50.44% and Kari Lake at 49.56%.
More votes from Maricopa County are expected to be tallied Thursday night.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 22:47
Is Trump over? JD Vance says not so fast
In a new interview, Republican Senator-elected J.D. Vance criticized those who ignored Donald Trump after many candidates lost the 2022 midterm elections.
“Every year, the media writes a political obituary for Donald Trump, and each year we are immediately reminded that Trump remains the most popular figure in the Republican Party,” Vance said. New York Times.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 22:22
Arizona Remains Epicenter of Post-Election Misinformation
Two days after the midterm elections, misinformation about the results is still centered in Arizona and Pennsylvania, according to a new Associated Press report.
“Both Arizona and Pennsylvania have featured prominently in election conspiracy theories in 2020 and this year, thanks to Republican gubernatorial candidates who made unsubstantiated claims about the last election,” the article states. increase.
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Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 22:02
Kari Lake Goes to Media Blitz and Claims She Already Won
Election denial Appeared in charlie kirk show On Thursday morning, she said she was “frustrated” and felt “embarrassed” about running an election in her state.
“Now I am 100% confident in this win. I hate it when they roll slowly and limp and delay the inevitable. I don’t want to go public,” she said.
independent Graeme Massey has a story.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 21:30
Now in Arizona nobody knows what to think
“Early votes counted looked like a slam-dunk for Democrats, but it turned into an evening,” writes Masada Siegel Independent.
“And in some key elections, Republicans briefly overtook their Democratic competitors, only to fall back again later. Many margins remain very thin at the time of this writing.”
Siegel wrote that ruby-colored Arizona “shocked the nation by turning blue in 2020.”
“2022 may bring another surprise.”
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 21:10
Arizona gubernatorial race could go to court
Kari Lake questioned the integrity of the election throughout the campaign, refusing to confirm whether she would accept the governor’s election results.
And with 70% of the votes counted in the knife-edge result, her allies are already eyeing the legal battle.
An anonymous member of Lake’s team said time The magazine said the lawsuit could focus on “counting ballots and monitoring tallies.”
Katie Hobbs’ campaign manager said time In a statement they always knew the race was going to be tight.
“Every Arizonan deserves to have their votes counted and their voices heard, and we will continue to monitor these results closely to ensure it does.”
The same-day vote tally is likely to be known by Monday.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 20:50
Falling new votes intensify gubernatorial race
A few thousand votes have just landed from Yavapai County, Arizona, narrowing Katie Hobbs’ lead over Kari Lake slightly.
ABC15 Election analyst Garrett Archer tweeted minutes ago that 3,015 votes came in, with Lake winning just over 60%.
Hobbes leads with nearly 2,500 votes, with 70% of the total votes cast.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 20:29
“We see a potential crisis”
AZ Central, One of Arizona’s largest news sites warns of “potential danger” if Kari Lake loses the governor’s race.
In an editorial, columnist Phil Boas wrote that the delay in counting votes due to mechanical failures further undermined Republican voters’ confidence in the electoral process.
“Arizona never had a conspiracy to rig printers or count votes at a snail’s pace, but when this is over, the electoral system needs to be overhauled,” he wrote.
“Even if it didn’t affect the outcome, Republican voters are outraged.
“Nerves were already tense because it’s always election day, but the collapse gave them the torch.
“On top of Kari Lake’s ridiculous declaration that she has already won, we see a potential danger. If she loses, her voters will go white.”
He added that the slow counting of votes has fueled distrust and needs to be reviewed.
“Across Arizona, across the country, and even in Europe, people are asking what’s wrong with Maricopa County.”
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 20:20
Where Democrats Think They’re Right, and Where They’re So Wrong
independent Eric Garcia, Washington’s chief correspondent, conducts a new midterm election postmortem that examines the successes, missed opportunities, and utter failures of the Democratic Party.
“The Good”, the Democratic Party’s ability to win over suburban and Latinx voters, showed strong results in New England.
These were mitigated by missed opportunities in Ohio and North Carolina.
While in New York and Wisconsin, Democrats are going to make grave mistakes.
Read Eric’s full analysis here.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 19:57
Arizona election results not expected until next week
Katie Hobbs maintains a narrow lead over Kali Lake in Thursday’s Arizona gubernatorial race as Maricopa County officials dealt with ballot counting issues.
Maricopa County’s chief elections officer, Bill Gates, told CNN on Thursday that the county’s remaining votes are unlikely to be counted until next week.
“I expect Lions Share to be finished by early next week.”
On Wednesday night, the elections office in Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, explained what happened when polling places ran out of paper ballots.
Gates and Vice Chairman Clint Hickman said the matter would be investigated.
“The printer settings for the vote center on-demand ballot printers were the same as those used in the August primary election.
“The thickness of the paper was the same. Before the general election, the Elections Bureau test-printed and test-counted hundreds of ballots without any problems,” they said.
Bevan HurleyNovember 10, 2022 19:30