Trump Insists Kari Lake Must Be ‘Installed As Governor Of Arizona’ Due To ‘Broken Voting Machines’ As Six Counties Still Count To Certify Results TODAY
- Six Arizona counties face a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the results of the 2022 midterm elections
- Trump demanded on Truth Social early Monday that Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake be ‘installed Governor of Arizona’
- He called the 2022 midterm elections “another criminal voting operation”
- Lake has refused to concede her 0.6 percent loss to Democrat Katie Hobbs, citing foul play and misprints.
Donald Trump has demanded that Kari Lake be ‘instated’ as the Arizona governor’s next six counties prepare to meet a Monday deadline to certify 2022 midterm election results.
With 99 percent of the vote reported in Arizona, there is just 0.6 percent separating Lake from presumptive winner and Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs.
But protests ensued from Republicans, led by Lake and former President Trump, who say foul play occurred in the midterms because of Hobbs’ role as secretary of state, which puts her in charge of Arizona elections.
Voting machine failures in the state’s largest jurisdiction, Maricopa County, also raised questions about the results, which are separated by about 17,000 votes.
“Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican districts on Election Day,” Trump posted on his Truth Social account Monday morning. ‘The mechanics sent to ‘FIX’ made them worse.’
“They had to take Kari to a perfectly functioning Democratic area to vote. His opponent ran the election. This is another criminal voting operation – SO OBVIOUS,’ lamented the former present.
Six Arizona counties face a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the results of the 2022 midterm elections. Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (pictured) has refused to concede her 0.6 percent loss percent against Democrat Katie Hobbs, alleging foul play.
Trump demanded on Truth Social early Monday morning that Lake be “installed Governor of Arizona” and called the 2022 midterms “another criminal voting operation.”
He insisted: ‘Kari Lake should be appointed Governor of Arizona. This is almost as bad as the 2020 presidential election, which the Selection Committee refuses to touch because they know it was rigged!
Trump was responding to a post by Lake, also on Truth Social, which claimed that “Arizonians have no faith or confidence in our elections.”
“Our election officials are incompetent (…or worse),” he wrote. They have failed us. Fake news ignores our fake elections and expects us to move on. We won’t.
He concluded with a call for immediate electoral reform.
Six Arizona counties have a Monday deadline to decide whether to certify the results of the 2022 election, as Republicans pressure areas not to officially pass any vote counts.
Current results show that Democrats won both the Senate and gubernatorial races in Arizona.
Lake has pointed to problems with some ticket printers as the cause of the incorrect results. Pictured: A poll worker holds up a stack of counted ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office on November 10, 2022.
Lake has refused to concede his loss against Hobbs, pointing to problems with some ticket printers and alleging fraudulent activity. The former broadcast journalist has vehemently pushed Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. He also said before Election Day that he would only accept the results of a fair election, which he said would result in his victory.
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, also refused to concede defeat against Democrat and former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward urged her supporters to pressure their county officials to delay certification until after a hearing in the case of Republican attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh, scheduled for Monday night. afternoon.
Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee (RNC) have filed an election challenge in his run as he heads for an automatic recount. Before the recount, the Republican candidate is trailing by just 510 votes.