Kari Lake, the Trump-endorsed firebrand, took the lead against Pence-endorsed Karrin Taylor Robson in the Republican primary for Arizona Governor early this morning. The election seemed like a done deal, but AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has not updated the election results since 7 AM.
Kari Lake leads in nearly every poll by ten points or more.
It is worth mentioning that Robson outperformed by almost 20 points. In addition to that surprise, multiple voter irregularities have been reported, including 63,000 incorrect ballots sent out by Arizona election officials.
When the polls opened yesterday morning, it was reported that the printers weren’t working, some voters were handed slips of paper with phone numbers they could call and were directed to vote elsewhere if they wanted their votes counted.
Arizona GOP Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward tweeted about concerns at Desert Hills Community Church in North Phoenix.
Despite what some pundits are calling “A massive fix”, Lake eventually pulled ahead. At 12:33 am, Kari walked onto the stage to declare this historic victory over the Establishment Republicans, saying, “We are going to win the nominee for Republican Governor.”
We can’t say for certain one way or another what exactly is happening right now in Arizona, only that it looks a little suspicious. Maricopa County said they may release their vote counts at 7 PM tonight.