Trump candidate berates Arizona election officials

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Created: 11/15/2022, 4:47 p.m

Von: Christian Stör


A picture from happier days: Kari Lake with Donald Trump before her defeat at the Midterms. © IMAGO/Christopher Brown

Kari Lake is defeated by her Democratic competitor in the midterms. The Trump confidante does not want to accept that.

Update from November 15, 2022, 10:24 a.m.: Kari Lake lost her midterms election. The former TV host will not be Arizona’s next governor despite Donald Trump’s backing. Even if not all votes in the state have been counted, according to several US media, it is clear: Katie Hobbs won the race.

But Kari Lake would not be Donald Trump’s candidate if she simply accepted an election defeat. She wrote via Twitter to her fans and anyone who wanted to hear: “Arizonans know BS when they see it”. (Arizoners know bullshit when they see it). But instead of supporting her compatriots, Lake mostly heard malice. It was “the best concession speech ever,” wrote a Twitter user, for example.

Kari Lake at the Midterms: “I will win 100 percent”

First report: Phoenix – Kari Lake leaves no doubt about her victory. “I will win 100 percent,” said the 53-year-old on Thursday (November 10) in an interview with the TV station Fox News. “I’m 100 percent convinced that I’ll be Arizona’s next governor.”

However, a look at the current numbers shows that Lake is behind her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs. The head of the local Elections Commission, Bill Gates, spoke opposite CNN assumes that the result will be available on November 14th at the earliest. By late Sunday evening (November 13), 93 percent of the votes had been counted.

Midterms: Who Will Be Governor of Arizona?

Kari Lake (R) Katie Hobbs (D)
49,6 % 50,4 %

(Those: CNN)

Midterms: Kari Lake raises doubts about the outcome of the Arizona election

Of course, the delay in reporting results in Arizona due to problems with the voting machines in the populous Maricopa County constituency suits Lake well, in typical Trump fashion. Already on the night of the election, she had really pulled off the leather and said that the election officials in Arizona consisted only of “crooks, crooks, incompetent people and propagandists”. In the days after the election, Lake made the rounds of the right-wing media, naming those responsible outright as “morons”.

“We’re going to win this,” she finally announced defiantly on “The Charlie Kirk Show,” before making it clear to the Democrats who’s in charge in Arizona: “And there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.” Her rival responded accordingly: “This election will be determined by the voters, not by the volume at which a confused ex-TV journalist can yell conspiracy theories,” wrote Katie Hobbs on Twitter.

Midterms in the USA: Kari Lake is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump

Kari Lake, who served as a presenter for ten years Fox 10 News in Phoenix is ​​an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. She is campaigning against the right to abortion, wants to finish building the wall to Mexico announced by Trump and wants to ban education on gender issues in schools in the lower grades. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that she accuses the Democrats of having a “demonic agenda” in general.

Most importantly, she is also among those supporting Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that Joe Biden “stole” the 2020 presidential election through massive voter fraud. With Trump’s help, she’s now a rising star among Republicans. Insiders have already speculated that she could become Trump’s vice presidential nominee in 2024. “You can call me Trump in a dress any day,” she said at a pre-midterms rally, embracing comparisons to the former president.

But perhaps Lake’s enthusiasm after the midterms is to her detriment. After all, after the relatively poor results, Trump is apparently no longer the undisputed ruler among the Republicans, who are just beginning to tear themselves apart. Many blame Trump for their defeat, and even close allies are turning their backs on him. And what if Lake actually loses the Arizona election? Then their meteoric rise could come to an abrupt end. (Christian Sturgeon)

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