Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has refused to concede in her projected loss, announcing plans to assemble a legal team to respond to voting problems on Election Day.
Lake traveled to Mar-a-Lago, Florida, over the weekend to attend an event held by the America First Policy Institute regarding her battle with Democrat Katie Hobbs.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 18, 2022
“Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” Lake said in a recent Twitter video. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs.”
“What happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable,” she added.
Arizona, we are still in the fight. pic.twitter.com/ytaGvqG5J0
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 17, 2022
The state's election officials have claimed there is no reason for the legal challenge.
"Election officials traced the problems to a printer setting that sometimes led to ballots printing too lightly for the on-site tabulators to read," the New York Post reported.
"They said they used the same settings in the August primary and for pre-election testing and there were no widespread issues," it added.
".@KariLake, who led in some polls by double digits heading into the election, has expressed skepticism that it was conducted honestly, saying “Arizonans know B.S. when they see it."
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 20, 2022
Lake has continued to fuel skepticism since the concerns on Election Day, vowing to fight through every legal means. Her latest claims will need to move beyond speculation, however, to offer enough evidence to move forward for a challenge.
Regardless of the outcome, Arizonans are clearly concerned about the election process in their state and its impact on the rest of the nation.
Source: New York Post