Former President Donald Trump asserted that rising Republican superstar Kari Lake had Arizona’s gubernatorial election stolen from her – and the evidence suggests that just might be what happened.
Trump fired off on his social media platform Truth Social to trash the results of the Arizona election which was plagued by issues that delayed the vote count long enough for Democrats to find enough ballots to give Katie Hobbs the win.
“Wow! They just took the election away from Kari Lake. It’s really bad out there!” Trump remarked, suggesting the Dems pulled off the same type of election theft they used to get Joe Biden elected in 2020.
Trump later shared a screenshot of a post by Lake in which she accused the Maricopa County election officials of being impartial for launching a PAC in 2021 dedicated to stopping MAGA candidates.
Another post by Trump featured an image of Lake, stating “KARI LAKE WON.”
Prior to that, Trump called for a new election to be held, citing corrupt officials who have tainted the election.
Trump wrote, “Idiot, and possibly corrupt, officials have lost control of the tainted Election in Arizona. MACHINES BROKEN IN REPUBLICAN AREAS. A NEW ELECTION MUST BE CALLED FOR IMMEDIATELY!”
After media outlets declared that Hobbs – who runs the elections in the state of Arizona – was projected to be the state’s new governor, Lake dismissed the corrupt results as “BS,” and she might have a case to back that.
“Official” vote tallies in the state supposedly show that Republican State Treasurer Kimberly Yee received 1.37 million votes, defeating her Democrat opponent Martin Quezada by over 278,000 votes.
Strangely, those votes evidently did not translate into more votes for the top of the ticket where Kari Lake apparently received roughly 20,000 less votes than Katie Hobbs.
Lake curiously only managed to receive around 1.25 million votes compared with the GOP treasurer’s 1.37 million, a discrepancy of close to 120,000 votes.
On the day of the election, Maricopa County saw issues like tabulators being down, printers running out of ink, and long lines which kept mostly Republican voters waiting for hours to cast their votes.
Due to all the issues, Republican voters were told to drop their ballots into a separate container called box 3 to be counted later. It was later reported that these uncounted Republican ballots were mixed with counted ballots creating a disastrous scenario in which many Republican votes were simply not counted.
While 30% of polling locations in Arizona’s largest county were disrupted by the election day debacle, Maricopa County officials claim that only 17,000 ballots were affected – which still doesn’t explain how Lake somehow received a far less votes than other Republicans on the ticket.