Trump insists Kari Lake should be ‘installed as Governor of Arizona’ because of ‘broken voting machines’ – as six counties still left counting told to certify results TODAY
- Six Arizona counties are facing a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the 2022 midterm election results
- Trump demanded on Truth Social early Monday morning that GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake be ‘installed Governor of Arizona’
- He called the 2022 midterms ‘yet another criminal voting operation’
- Lake has refused to acknowledge her 0.6 percent loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs, claiming foul play and printing errors
With 99 percent of the vote reported in Arizona, there is just 0.6 percent separating Lake from the supposed victor and Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs.
But Republican outcry ensued, led by Lake and former President Trump, who claim there was foul play in the midterms due to Hobbs’ Secretary of State role, which puts her in charge of Arizona’s elections.
Malfunctions with voting machines in the state’s largest jurisdiction, Maricopa County, also led to doubts over the results, which are separated by approximately 17,000 votes.
‘Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day,’ Trump posted to his Truth Social account on Monday morning. ‘Mechanics sent in to ‘FIX’ them made them worse.’
‘Kari had to be taken to a Democrat area, which was working perfectly, to vote. Her opponent ran the Election. This is yet another criminal voting operation – SO OBVIOUS,’ the former present lamented.
Six Arizona counties are facing a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the 2022 midterm election results. GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (pictured) has refused to acknowledge her 0.6 percent loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs, claiming foul play
Trump demanded on Truth Social early Monday morning that Lake be ‘installed Governor of Arizona’ and called the 2022 midterms ‘yet another criminal voting operation’
He insisted: ‘Kari Lake should be installed Governor of Arizona. This is almost as bad as the 2020 Presidential Election, which the Unselect Committee refuses to touch because they know it was Fraudulent!’
Trump was responding to a post by Lake, also made on Truth Social, claiming that ‘Arizonans have no Faith & Trust in our Elections.’
‘Our Election Officials are incompetent (…or worse),’ she wrote. ‘They have failed us. The Fake News ignores our Fake Elections and expect us to just ‘move on.’ We won’t.’
She concluded with a call for immediate election reform.
Six Arizona counties are on a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the 2022 election results, as Republicans pressure the areas not to officially approve any vote counts.
The current results show Democrats winning both the Senate and gubernatorial races in Arizona.
Lake has pointed to problems with some ballot printers as the cause of incorrect results. Pictured: An election worker holds a stack of counted ballots at the Maricopa County Recorders Office on November 10, 2022
Lake has refused to acknowledge her loss against Hobbs, pointing to problems with some ballot printers as well as claiming fraudulent activity. The former broadcast journalist has vehemently pushed Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. She also said before Election Day that she would only accept the results of a fair election, which she said would result in her victory.
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Secretary of State, has also declined to acknowledge his loss against Democrat and former Maricopa County recorder Adrian Fontes.
Arizona’s GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward has urged supporters to push officials in their counties to delay certification until after a hearing Republican Attorney General candidate Abraham Hamadeh’s case – slated for Monday afternoon.
Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed an election challenge in his race as it heads to an automatic recount. Ahead of the recount, the GOP candidate is trailing by just 510 votes.