The Arizona Gubernatorial Race: Where Things Stand

While the Senate is now controlled by Democrats, it’s still possible for the GOP to win a small majority of the House. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) was officially declared the winner of his race. He had trailed slightly earlier in this week’s election.

There is no winner in Key race. Hobbs leads Lake.

Kari Lake’s campaign said last week that they believed that all remaining ballots would be heavily Republican and that she would be declared winner. Caroline Wren was Lake’s senior advisor. Wren stated that Hobbs does not have a mathematical way to win.

However vote drops have favored Lake over Hobbs since then. There is consensus that they have not been able defeat Hobbs by sufficient margins.

Katie Hobbs is confident she will be named the winner.

Is there enough GOP-leaning voters to support Lake’s victory over Hobbs? This is extremely concerning.

The Arizona Republican Party officially accused Maricopa County of voter suppression after it was found that “Republican voters were disproportionally excluded” by ballot machine problems in Maricopa County.

Other questions are raised about the Election Day turnout and how it compares with the actual vote count.

Chuck Callesto is a political strategist who wonders why, despite a 17% turnout of Democrats in Arizona on Election Day, Democrat candidates in Arizona were still winning more than half the Election Day totals.

I feel that the race is not over even if a winner has been declared. There will be questions about Hobbs’ conduct as Secretary of State during and after the election, and whether or not she was biased in her decision.

Social media is filled with discouragement for Republicans who believe the theft is in order to rob Lake of a victory. No matter what happens, many will lose faith and trust in the electoral process.