Trump-Backed Kari Lake Wins Arizona Republican Governing Election

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Kari Lake has won Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial primary, according to an The Switzerland Times projection.

Lake’s victory on Thursday came two days after Election Day, following delays in vote reporting in Arizona. Although Lake initially followed her challenger, Karrin Taylor Robson, on Election Day, Lake eventually took the lead as more ballots were processed and reported.

The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Arizona issued a joint statement on election night outraging Arizona’s Pinal County over the poor handling of the election and called on the county’s election director to resign.

the explanation said:

During the Arizona primaries, the RNC and the Republican Party of Arizona documented and reported multiple failures by the Pinal County election administrator, including 63,000 ballots delivered to the wrong voters and multiple locations in the Republican district that were running out of ballots. This is an all-encompassing failure that disqualifies Arizonans and illustrates why Republican-led efforts for ballot transparency are so important. Pinal County election director David Frisk must resign immediately.

At the time the race was declared, Lake got about 47 percent of the vote, of which 93 percent. With more than 336,000 votes, Lake was estimated to be 20,000 votes ahead of Robson, who earned 44 percent of the vote.

Republican nominee Matt Salmon won nearly four percent of the vote, despite dropping out weeks before the primaries were held.

Lake defeated Robson despite being backed by established Republican politicians such as former Vice President Mike Pence and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, unable to walk again due to term limits.

Lake, a former local news anchor, won every county in Arizona with the help of an endorsement by former President Donald Trump.

Lake will face Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the Democratic nominee for governor, in the November midterm elections.

Lake criticized Hobbs for her role in the 2020 presidential election in a pronunciation released shortly after the race was officially called for her. Lake said her win is a message that Arizona voters are “done with failed politicians like Katie Hobbs.

More said:

While the results took longer than they should have, the Arizonans forgotten by the establishment have just created a political earthquake. My opponent Katie Hobbs had one job in government and that was ensuring an efficiently run election. She failed spectacularly, and yet, like any failed incumbent politician, she now wants a promotion. Arizona just sent a clear message: Our state is done with failed politicians like Katie Hobbs.

Lake went on to outline her plan for Arizona, if elected governor, including securing the southern border, awakening indoctrination from children’s classrooms, and defeating the far-left Democrats.

“This is more than an election — it’s a beautiful move by so many people in our beautiful state to finally put Arizona first,” Lake said.

She continued:

Our renewed Republican Party is now coming together to fight for a better and more prosperous future for every Arizonan. We will stop schools from indoctrinating our children and stopping government bureaucrats from shutting down our businesses and livelihoods. We will get our homeless off the streets, invest in our families and protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods. We will end the fentanyl, human trafficking and drugs flowing across our open border. Starting tonight, we fight to defeat the radical, corrupt, incompetent Democrats and put our government back in the hands of the great people of Arizona!

Lake’s victory on Thursday marks a clean slate for Trump-backed candidates in the Arizona GOP primaries. Trump’s U.S. Senate picks and Arizona Attorney General Blake Masters and Abe Hamadeh both won their primary.

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write it down [email protected] or follow him Twitter.

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