Kari Lake latest: Dismal turnout at Arizona capitol protest as Republican’s supporters decry election loss

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Kari Lake falsely claims rival Katie Dobbs has never led in Arizona race

Fewer than 20 people supporting Kari Lake gathered outside the Arizona state capitol on Tuesday to protest her loss in the race for governor.

Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs defeated the Donald Trump-backed Republican in one of the most-watched midterms in the country.

The race was declared on Monday night, with Ms. Hobbs by about 20,000 votes, taking 50.4 percent of the vote to Ms. Lake’s 49.6 percent.

In remarks to supporters the morning after her anticipated victory, Ms. Hobbs said Arizona voters chose “solving our problems over conspiracy theories” and “common sense over chaos” after defeating the Donald Trump loyalist who spearheaded the false narrative. of the former president that the election was stolen. from him.

Ms Lake, meanwhile, has branded the results of the election as “BS” and has repeatedly attempted to cast doubt on the validity of the outcome. Two days later, she still refuses to budge.

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ICYMI: A small group of Kari Lake supporters hold a protest against the state house

A small but vocal group of Kari Lake supporters who refused to accept the outcome of the governor’s race gathered outside the Arizona state capitol on Tuesday.

About 15 people gathered at the statehouse and waved flags emblazoned with pro-Trump messages and “SOS.”

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 8:00 AM

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Election deniers failed overwhelmingly in 2022. The candidates who beat them braced for 2024

Voters turned down Republicans in critical state-level races that revolve around false election narratives and endless grievances.

After defeating them, newly elected officials warn that the GOP movement of Trump loyalists and conspiracy theorists is not over.

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 07:00

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ICYMI: Kari Lake Campaign Accuses Arizona Election Officials of Organizing ‘Third World Elections’

Kari Lake has not conceded in the race for Arizona governor, and her campaign has shared videos of people accusing election officials and pollsters of crimes.

Her campaign’s “war room” Twitter account has accused her opponent and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, as well as Maricopa County election officials, of holding a “third world election” that is “creating an entire generation of new ‘election deniers’.”

Videos shared by the campaign show voters detailing problems with ballot processing machines, which election officials had admitted were a problem as technical difficulties led to delays and frustrations.

There was a solution: Voters could deposit their ballots in a secure box at any polling place used for that exact problem. “Box 3” boxes have been the subject of conspiracy theories and rampant speculation, suggesting that the ballots have been completely discarded.

But some of Ms. Lake’s key allies told voters not to trust them, including state GOP chairman Kelli Ward:

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 05:00

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ICYMI: Damaging letter from Arizona GOP official demanding resignation of state party chairman

Led by the Arizona GOP’s Kelli Ward, the 2022 midterm elections will be the first in nearly 50 years that Republicans have lost a majority of the races statewide.

Karrin Taylor Robson, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents, called for Ms Ward’s resignation.

“Kelli Ward’s leadership of the Republican Party has been an unmitigated disaster,” she wrote in a scathing letter Tuesday.

“For the good of the party she claims to love, and for the future of the state we all cherish, Kelli Ward must do the right thing,” she added. “Kelli Ward Must Resign as President of the Arizona Republican Party.”

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 03:00

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Arizona voters call on Maricopa County officials to resign and cancel election in public hearing

In a hearing on Wednesday, one week and one day after Election Day, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors was hit with a deluge of complaints during a public hearing on alleged misdemeanor in the wake of GOP losses in statewide races.

ABC 15 reporter Nicole Grigg compiled a series of their complaints:

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 00:16

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Steve Bannon claims Kari Lake will fight the election result ‘to the bitter end’

Far-right activist and former Trump aide Steve Bannon was reportedly “clear about the unfavorable numbers” before Kari Lake’s election loss.

But he told his War room listeners this week that Ms. Lake’s campaign — backed by Trump allies and far-right activist groups — is working “behind the scenes” to challenge Katie Hobbs’ reputation.

“Don’t think Kari Lake won’t fight this one to the bitter end,” he said.

He repeatedly suggested that the state decertify the results, echoing his baseless narrative that the 2020 election had been stolen from Trump — claims that have been popular fundraising mechanisms to ultimately propel failed reactionary campaigns over the past two years.

But off the airwaves, Ms Lake’s campaign was advised to take a more measured approach to the outcome and not “storm the castle”, according to The Washington Post.

Alex WoodwardNovember 17, 2022 00:00

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ICYMI: Katie Hobbs vows to protect abortion rights in the state with a century-old ban

Speaking to supporters on Tuesday, Governor-elect Katie Hobbs said she will take action to revoke a more than 100-year-old ban on abortion in the state, which was allowed to go into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the case . Roe against Wade.

The anti-abortion law was updated in 1901. But Arizona didn’t become a state until 1912. A 1973 Supreme Court ruling found the law and similar laws unconstitutional.

Alex WoodwardNovember 16, 2022 11:00 PM

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Damaging letter from Arizona GOP official demands resignation of state party chairman

Led by the Arizona GOP’s Kelli Ward, the 2022 midterm elections will be the first in nearly 50 years that Republicans have lost a majority of the races statewide.

Karrin Taylor Robson, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents, called for Ms Ward’s resignation. “Kelli Ward’s leadership of the Republican Party has been an unmitigated disaster,” she wrote in a scathing letter Tuesday.

“For the good of the party she claims to love, and for the future of the state we all cherish, Kelli Ward must do the right thing,” she added. “Kelli Ward Must Resign as President of the Arizona Republican Party.”

Alex WoodwardNovember 16, 2022 10:00 PM

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Arizona GOP candidates for governor, secretary of state and attorney general endorse Trump

Donald Trump endorsed all three GOP candidates for the top statewide offices in Arizona. All but two lost, and another race is still too close to call.

On Tuesday night, when the former president announced his candidacy for 2024, those candidates all pledged their support.

Alex WoodwardNovember 16, 2022 9:01 PM

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Conservatism wins in Arizona. Crazy not’: Analysts reflect on GOP losses after Republicans call for party chairman to resign

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Kelli Ward is facing calls to resign after high-profile losses in the midterm elections, including Senate candidate Blake Masters and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.

Democratic candidates saw historic success; the state will be represented by a Democratic governor and secretary of state, with two Democratic senators in Congress, defeating far-right candidates who rejected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and promoted unfounded claims about the election process.

“Conservatism is winning in Arizona. No kidding,” said Chris Baker, a Republican political consultant who works on congressional and legislative races in Arizona and elsewhere.

“The Republican Party in Arizona is currently at a crossroads,” he told the Arizona Mirror. “Is this the direction we want to go in?”

Alex WoodwardNovember 16, 2022 8:00 PM

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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