Kari Lake, who ran for governor as a Republican but lost, is going to hold a “Save Arizona Rally” before a court date that is very important for her claims that there was voter fraud in the 2022 election.
Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, beat Lake by more than 17,000 votes to become Arizona’s 24th governor. Hobbs has been in the job since January 2, when she was sworn in. But the Republican hasn’t accepted the results and hopes that her rally later today (January 29) will help her legal efforts to overturn the results.
Lake said that problems with printing on the voting machines in Maricopa County “disenfranchised” voters there. This is a claim that her opponents have strongly disputed. According to the 2020 Census, more than 60% of the state’s people live in Maricopa County, making it a key area in the election.
Lake wrote on Twitter earlier this week that the Save Arizona Rally would happen. Lake was the only politician in the first post, which was met with mixed reactions from social media users. Some made fun of the event, while others supported it.
Maid the Headlines:
- Kari Lake Looks For A New Way To Get Rid Of Katie Hobbs
- Maricopa Official Condemns Kari Lake Over Election Concerns
Where and When is the Save Arizona Rally Happening?
The event will start at 6 p.m. at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale, which is in the greater Phoenix area. In addition to Lake, Arizona Republican Chairman Jeff DeWitt, who was just elected and is backed by Trump, will also speak at the event. He has also shared Trump’s untrue claims that Joe Biden stole the 2020 election in some way.
The rally is happening just a few days before the Arizona Court of Appeals hears Lake’s claims that the election in November 2022 was very unfair. Judge Peter Thompson of the Maricopa County Superior Court threw out Lake’s claims of election fraud in December. Lake had filed a civil suit against Hobbs and a few other local election officials.
Thompson had said before: “Every single witness in court denied that they knew anything about this kind of wrongdoing. The Court can’t use guesswork or rumours instead of clear and convincing evidence.” Lake was sure she would win the election in November, but election experts have shown how she could have lost.
Three auditors looked at the results of the governor’s race and shared their findings with The Arizona Republic. They found that Lake lost because 33,000 voters who had previously voted Republican switched to Hobbs. Benny White, who wrote part of the report, told the newspaper: “Lake just ran an awful campaign. Calling Republicans RINOs (Republicans in name only) doesn’t help.”
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