Kari Lake is considered a rising star among Republicans. Now she must tremble at her victory – and raise doubts about the result.
Phoenix – Kari Lake leaves no doubt about her victory. “I will win 100 percent,” the 53-year-old said Thursday (Nov. 10) in an interview with the TV channel Fox news. “I am 100 percent convinced that I will be the next governor of Arizona.”
However, a look at the current numbers shows that Lake is behind her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs. The head of the local election commission, Bill Gates, contradicted CNN assumes that the results will be available on 14 November at the earliest. Late Sunday night (November 13), 93 percent of the votes had been counted.
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Midterms: Kari Lake casts doubt on the outcome of the Arizona election
Of course, the delay in reporting results in Arizona due to problems with the voting machines in the populous Maricopa County Lake constituency fits well, in typical Trump fashion. Already on the night of the election, she had really pulled the plug and said that the election officials in Arizona were nothing but “crooks, crooks, incompetents and propagandists.” In the days following the election, Lake made the rounds of the right-wing media, naming those responsible downright like “idiots”.
“We’re going to win this,” she finally announced defiantly on “The Charlie Kirk Show,” before telling the Democrats who’s in charge in Arizona: “And they can’t help it.” rival responded accordingly: “This election will be determined by the voters, not the volume at which a confused ex-TV journalist can shout conspiracy theories”, wrote Katie Hobbs on Twitter.
Midterms in the US: Kari Lake is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump
Kari Lake, who was a presenter for ten years Fox 10 News in Phoenix is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. She campaigns against the right to abortion, wants to complete the wall to Mexico announced by Trump and ban education on gender issues in primary schools. It should come as no surprise that she accuses Democrats in general of having a “demonic agenda.”
Most importantly, she is also among those supporting Trump’s baseless claims that Joe Biden “stole” the 2020 presidential election through massive voter fraud. With Trump’s help, she is now a rising star among Republicans. Insiders have already speculated that she could become Trump’s vice presidential nominee in 2024. “You can call me Trump in a dress any day,” she said at a pre-midterms meeting, espousing comparisons to the former president.
But maybe Lake’s post-midterm enthusiasm is to her detriment. After all, after the relatively poor results, Trump is apparently no longer the undisputed ruler among the Republicans, who are just beginning to tear themselves apart. Many blame Trump for their defeat, and even close allies are turning their backs on him. And what if Lake actually loses the election in Arizona? Then their meteoric rise could end abruptly. (Christian sturgeon)