Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Kari Lake Responds After Hobbs Projected Winner of Arizona Gubernatorial Race

By Leah Barkoukis | Townhall.com

AP Photo/LM Otero

The Arizona gubernatorial race was finally called Monday night, showing Democrat Katie Hobbs beating GOP opponent Kari Lake, but the Trump-backed candidate didn’t sound ready to concede just yet.

“Arizonans know BS when they see it,” the former television news anchor tweeted Monday evening.

According to Decision Desk HQ, Townhall’s election partner, Arizona’s current secretary of state won with 50.4 percent of the vote, a total of 1,266,922 votes, compared to Lake’s 49.6 percent, or a total of 1,247,428 votes.

The result came nearly a week after Election Day and after numerous problems with vote counting.

Lawyers for GOP candidates in the state filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County alleging “pervasive and systemic malfunctions of ballot tabulation devices and printers,” in Maricopa County, among other issues. 

Some supporters of the Trump-backed candidate encouraged Lake not to concede. 

Hobbs, meanwhile, thanked Arizonans.

"Democracy is worth the wait," she said on Twitter. "I am so honored and so proud to be your next Governor."