‘Still In The Fight’: Kari Lake Refuses To Concede After Projectors Call Gov Race For Dem Katie Hobbs


Sarah Wilder Social Issues Reporter
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Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said in a video posted Thursday morning that she was “still in this fight,” and has not conceded her race against Katie Hobbs.

“I wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I am still in this fight with you. For two years I’ve been sounding the alarm about our broken election system here in Arizona, and this past week has confirmed everything we’ve been saying,” Lake said. (RELATED: ‘Underdogs’: Blake Masters Slams Republican Strategy, Spending Decisions While Conceding Arizona Senate Race)

“When we raised concerns and I filed a lawsuit months ago to get rid of the electronic voting machines, they said we were crazy,” Lake continued. “Well, it turns out we were right. On election day, nearly half of all polling locations had problems with tabulating machines and printers. Malfunctioning tabulation machines forced voters to wait in line for hours to exercise their sacred right to vote.”

Voting delays and malfunctions plagued Arizona’s Maricopa County on election day. At least 20% of tabulation machines in the county malfunctioned. The Maricopa County Elections Department said in a tweet that technicians were being sent to locations in which tabulators were malfunctioning. The county recorder later apologized for the significant voting delays and malfunctions that occurred.

“Tens of thousands of Maricopa County voters were disenfranchised,” Lake said in the video.

Projectors called the Arizona gubernatorial race for Democrat Katie Hobbs on Monday, nearly a week after Election Day.