Arizona took center stage on Election Day thanks to a series of controversies.
In particular, state election officials have been criticized for what appears to be widespread mismanagement of the electoral process in Maricopa County. According to election officials 20 percent of polling stations in the county had malfunctioning voting tabs.
Because of this, the lines at the polling stations were incredibly long. In some cases, wait times were well over an hour. Some voters have even been turned away from polling stations and told to find someone else. The Western Journal received over 20 exclusive videos featuring Arizona voters explaining how difficult it was for them to cast their ballots. A voter had to wait seven hours.
Those votes were expected to come out Republican on the same day. Arizona-based Red State journalist Cameron Arcand said several experts had suggested so.
The governor’s race between Republican arsonist Kari Lake and not-so-vigorous Democrat Katie Hobbs — the current secretary of state in charge of conducting Arizona’s elections — was close. On Monday, The Associated Press named the race for Hobbs, who has a roughly 20,000 vote lead over Lake.
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Still, an inside source told Western Journal that Lake isn’t giving up. Western Journal founder Floyd Brown also hinted as much in a tweet.
I spent hours last night working with Lake’s team on an ongoing war for Arizona. She will not go into the night quietly. She intends to get up and fight. Entering this race, she knew it was going to be tough. Her opponents lack courage. She fights for us. @KariLake
— Floyd Brown (@floydbrown) November 15, 2022
Now, of course, you know exactly how the Democrats will react to this news. They will call Lake an election denier (despite the fact that Democrats are notorious election deniers themselves) and claim she is a threat to democracy. They will say that the only responsible action for them is to give in.
Do you trust Arizona election officials?
Yes: 2% (21 votes)
No: 98% (1043 votes)
But giving up this race would not be responsible; it would be exactly the opposite.
Given what happened in Maricopa County on Election Day, there’s so much we still don’t know.
For example, how many Republicans have been prevented from voting because of long lines and polling stations being turned away? How many hardworking men and women have seven hours to wait in line on a Tuesday? How many have to wait even an hour or travel to another polling station when they are turned away?
All of this happened in an election conducted by Lake’s opponents. And that wasn’t the only conflict of interest.
As Post Millennial noted, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Board Chairman Bill Gates co-founded a PAC aimed at fighting MAGA candidates like Lake.
Hobbs, Richer and Gates ran the 2022 election in Maricopa, Arizona’s most populous county. Neither of them wanted Kari Lake to win.
After an election day fraught with disruption and obstacles for same-day voters and well over a week of vote counting, all three achieved the result they had hoped for.
Admitting that something feels wrong here doesn’t make you an “election denier.”
Lake shouldn’t back down until we get some answers.
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