'They better think really hard': Kari Lake threatens Governor-Elect Katie Hobbs over election results
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is refusing to concede her loss to Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who defeated Lake in the November 8th election by 17,116 votes.
Lake, who had the backing of former President Donald Trump and claimed throughout the campaign that fraud would taint the results of the race, has teased filing lawsuits to challenge the outcome. According to the Arizona Capitol Times, no formal legal action has yet been taken.
Two counties – Cochise and Mojave – have delayed certification of Hobbs' victory, based on unfounded conspiracy theories about ballot-counting machines and unsubstantiated claims of disenfranchisement. Lake's focus, however, has been on Maricopa County, the most populous in the Grand Canyon State where there were glitches and errors with electronic equipment.
"The county’s top elections officials have acknowledged that 70 of the county’s 223 voting centers experienced the printing issue but deny that any citizen was denied an opportunity to vote," The Hill pointed out on Tuesday. But, the publication noted, "election officials say voters could wait in line until the issue was fixed, cast a ballot at another vote center or deposit their original ballot in a separate, secure box that was sent to the county’s central facility for tabulation."
On Wednesday, Lake appeared on Real America's Voice and issued vague threats against Hobbs and outgoing GOP Governor Doug Ducey, whom Lake alleges are colluding to cover up supposed malfeasance. Her statements were similar to those made by MyPillow Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell, one of the discredited ringleaders of Trump's debunked denials about the 2020 election.
"They're dragging their feet. They don't want to give us this information so we're asking the courts to force them to give us information," Lake said. "This is not our main case. When our main case drops, they will hear it. Trust me. They will hear it. And they better think really hard before Ducey and Hobbs sign their John Hancock to that certification. They better think long and hard about what they know about what happened in this election. Because when we drop our lawsuit, they will hear it. We have whistleblowers coming forward and at least one smoking gun in it. And we will not stand here and make a mockery of our sacred vote."
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\u201cKari Lake is making threats today: \u201cWhen our main case drops, they will hear it. Trust me. And they better think really hard before Ducey & Hobbs sign their John Hancock to that certification. They better think long and hard about what they know about this election.\u201d\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1669232301
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