Midterms

READY FOR A RECOUNT? Hobbs Defeats Lake in Tight Arizona Gov. Race, May Go to Recount

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.15.22

Multiple news outlets including the Fox News Decision Desk are calling the Arizona governor’s race: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs has defeated GOP opponent Kari Lake: 50.4% to 49.6%. If the final tally ends up being within half of a percentage point, a recount may be triggered under Arizona state law.

From Fox News:

Lake is a former TV news anchor who stepped down last year after 22 years with the Fox affiliate in Phoenix to run for governor. Thanks in part to her strong support for former President Trump and his unproven claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” and rigged,” Trump endorsed and heavily backed Lake as she narrowly won the GOP nomination over a candidate backed by term-limited GOP Gov. Doug Ducey.

Lake highlighted her “common sense conservatism” as she centered her campaign on the issues of border security, homelessness, banning critical race theory in Arizona classrooms, support for school choice, and opposition to abortion.

Hobbs, a former social worker who later served in the Arizona state House and state Senate, was elected Secretary of State in 2018. Hobbs gained national attention for defending Arizona’s election results — it was one of a handful of states where now-President Biden narrowly edged Trump — as the then-president unsuccessfully tried to overturn the results.

There is no indication that Lake intends to go quietly —she shared a message on Twitter shortly after the call last night.

This story is developing…

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