Prior to the 2022 midterm elections, Maricopa County, Arizona was well known to political junkies as the place where the Copper State’s politics are conjured most succinctly.
And, for some, it was one of the biggest controversies of the 2020 presidential election as well, with reports of all manner of electoral malfeasance being disseminated via social media.
Now, as Kari Lake’s campaign for the Arizona governorship appears doomed to fail, the right wing candidate is calling in the cavalry.
Arizona Republican Kari Lake is lawyering up and could look to legally contest the result of the governor race after it was officially called for Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs on Monday.
Lake, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has refused to concede as she claims her voters were unfairly disenfranchised or otherwise faced delays and disadvantages on Election Day.
Lake was defiant.
“Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” Lake said in a new video on Thursday. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs.”
The Trump-backed candidate was critical of the electoral process in Arizona even before any day-of ballots were cast, which has many of her supporters crying foul online over the results.