Failed Republican Comes Back Stronger

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( – On Monday Katie Hobbs was officially sworn in as Arizona’s 24th governor. While for many this would be the natural outcome of a gubernatorial election, Hobbs’ Republican opponent, Kari Lake, has continued to allege that the election had been stolen.

Lake has filed an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court which is going to be the one to handle the matter. In the past few days, Lake has made a number of media appearances and social media posts that show that she is going to continue pursuing her fight against the election.

However, both Republican officials and other experts have said that while Lake might continue to want to fight, the reality is that it is unlikely for the Arizona election to be overturned.

The Arizona gubernatorial election was one of the many races in the November midterm election where a Trump-endorsed candidate failed to win the race against their Democrat opponent. By the end of the votes being counted Hobbs had won with 50.3 percent of the votes, whereas Lake had only received 49.7 percent of the votes. This brings the difference between the two to just under 18,000 ballots.

Following the election results Lake refused to concede despite the fact that Hobb’s swearing-in ceremony took place on January 2. In fact, Lake has continued to claim that the election was “rigged” and “botched”.

Lake’s appeal to the Supreme Court specifically states, “A significant majority of voters no longer trust the outcomes of elections in Arizona. A functioning republic cannot exist for long under these circumstances.”

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