Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs won the Arizona gubernatorial election. Hobbs beats Republican rival and Trump ally Carrie Lake.
The loss of Lake, a former host and rising star of the “Make America Great Again” movement, is another blow to Donald Trump, who today may announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election. Lake believed that the 2020 presidential election was not won by Biden, but by Trump, It is a claim for which there was no evidence.
Prominent members of the Republican Party also urged Arizona voters not to vote for Lake. Liz Cheney, a well-known critic of Trump and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has done so, among others.
She was criticized by Lake, who sarcastically thanked Cheney in a letter for a television advertisement urging voters to ignore Lake. According to Lake, this would only have resulted in more donations to her campaign.
Cheney now has the final say on Twitter. “Welcome, Carrie Lake,” Say Attached is a “letter of thanks” from you.
A call to unity
Lake’s defeat follows the loss of two other top election-denyers in the state: Blake Masterscandidate for Senate, and Mark Finchum, candidate Minister of Foreign Affairs, The highest official in the state.
Hobbes has since claimed victory: “Democracy is worth the wait,” He said them on Twitter. “Thank you, Arizona. I am so honored and so proud to be your next governor.” Hobbs also called for unity and said it would work for all Arizonans, including those who did not vote for her.
Lake does not want to admit her loss yet and resigns Twitter: “Arizonas recognize shit when they see it.”
Fight for the majority in the House of Representatives
Arizona was once a majority Republican state, but that has changed in recent history. Hobbs succeeds Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who was unable to run for re-election.
The battle for control of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress, has not yet been formally resolved. Republicans need at least 218 of the 435 seats in order to claim the majority. The party needs an extra seat.
It became clear last weekend that the Democrats would lose their narrow majority in the US Senate over the next two years maintain. Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto won the election in Nevada. A second round at Georgia State will follow at the beginning of December, but it is no longer conclusive.
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