UNITED STATES: Kari Lake, one of the most famous Republican candidates in the midterm elections to support former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in 2020, was expected to lose her quest to become the state of Arizona’s next governor, according to an Edison Research prediction made on Monday.
Arizona is a battleground state that will probably play a crucial role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election, making the closely contested race for governor between Republican Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs one of the most important in the general election.
Trump has sponsored a number of candidates, and Lake’s loss is the latest in that line. Trump is likely to declare his next White House run on Tuesday.
Following the announcement of the winner of the Arizona governor’s election, Hobbs tweeted, “Democracy is worth the wait. Thank you, Arizona. I am so honored and so proud to be your next Governor.”
Lake tweeted, “Arizonans know B.S. when they see it,” mocking the election calls.
Due to conspiracy theorists wrongly assert that mail-in voting in the state is susceptible to fraud, increasing voter skepticism about the security of a voting technique utilized by hundreds of thousands of Americans, Lake had promised to outlaw it.
In an interview with the media on Sunday, Lake claimed that the lengthy counting process was “trampling” voters’ rights and was additional proof that Arizona’s election administration needed to be changed.
Her setback came to an end for Democrats after a successful week in which they defied Republican predictions of a “red wave” in the midterm elections.
After retaining seats in the crucial states of Arizona and Nevada, Democrats were able to maintain control of the Senate, all credit goes to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.