While Democrats now control the Senate, it’s still possible for the GOP to win a small majority of the House. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) was officially declared the winner of his race. He had trailed slightly earlier in this week’s election.
There is no winner in A close race that remains between Republican Kari Lake and Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs for the gubernatorial seat.
DDHQ Race Update (est. 94% in): AZ Governor
Katie Hobbs (D): 1,166,494
Kari Lake (R): 1,130,308
Follow more results here: https://t.co/AOgwtoN5Dd
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 13, 2022
Kari Lake’s campaign said last week that they believed that all remaining ballots would be heavily Republican and that she would be declared the winner. Caroline Wren was Lake’s senior advisor. Wren stated that Hobbs does not have a mathematical way to win.
Despite vote drops favoring Lake over the years, there is consensus that they haven’t come in with enough margins to defeat Hobbs.
Looking more granularly, 71% of remaining ballots are in Republican leaning Legislative Districts. pic.twitter.com/bfV2s45AmA
— Landon Wall (@LandonWall_) November 13, 2022
The batch came in Kari Lake 54.6% – Katie Hobbs 45.4%. Kari missed her target mark by a few points, and will need to win 58% of all outstanding ballots. https://t.co/TJuiigsTJh
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 14, 2022
Katie Hobbs is confident she will be named the winner.
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) November 14, 2022
Are there enough GOP-leaning voters to support Lake’s victory over Hobbs? This is highly concerning.
RIDICULOUS. My vote has not been counted yet. Neither have the votes of MANY of my family members, neighbors, church goers and friends who voted for @KariLake @AbrahamHamadeh and other GOP candidates EARLY in South Phoenix. The election is FAR from over. Check your ballot status! pic.twitter.com/jiOtMfS34b
— Rev. Jarrett Barton Maupin, Jr. (@ReverendMaupin) November 14, 2022
The Arizona Republican Party officially accused Maricopa County of voter suppression after it was found that “Republican voters were disproportionally excluded” by ballot machine problems in Maricopa County.
Other questions are raised about the Election Day turnout and how it compares with the actual vote count.
“On Election Day, Uplift tracked the hourly reported results from precincts across Maricopa County. When polls closed at 8pm MT, Uplift released its final analysis…
Republicans received 52.7% of the vote⁰“Other” received 30.7% of the vote⁰Democrats received 16.6% of the vote” pic.twitter.com/ZWpemEoiPC
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) November 14, 2022
Chuck Callesto is a political strategist who wonders why, despite a 17% turnout of Democrats in Arizona on Election Day, Democrat candidates in Arizona were still winning more than half the Election Day totals.
I feel the race is not over even if a winner has been declared. There will be questions about Hobbs’ conduct as Secretary of State during and after the election, and whether or not she was biased in her decision.
Social media is filled with discouragement for Republicans who believe the theft is in order to rob Lake of a victory. No matter what happens, many will lose faith and trust in the electoral process.