The Republican Lake is a fast talking, media smart, take no prisonor’s MAGA Trumpist….
It is increasing becoming evident that voters in Arizona do NOT want for their Governor….
The votes coming in have not been enough for her to catch up with Kathi Hobbs…
With 94% of the vote in….
Lake trails by more than 36,000 votes….
Lake has make crazy assed excuses about the ANYTHING except the fact that she seems to be about to lose….
The window hasn’t slammed shut on Kari Lake, but it’s darned close.
It’s pray-for-a-miracle time for the candidate who slashed and burned her way through the 17-month campaign en route to this moment.
Because barring that, this race is over.
Lake didn’t need – or apparently want – moderate Republican voters or independents as she marched ever onward, onward, onward with her America First “movement”.
And she isn’t getting them.
Consider this, from Saturday’s release of votes in Maricopa County:
Rachel Mitchell, the Republican candidate for Maricopa County, gained 9,059 votes over her Democratic opponent. Lake gained only 3,001 over Hobbs.
As red waves go, it was more like pinkish trickle – one that should set off alarms in “Karizona,” given that most of the ballots released on Saturday and Sunday came from Election Day early vote drop-offs in Republican strongholds in north Phoenix and the East Valley.
Lake fared better in the Sunday evening vote drop, as more heavily Republican areas reported in. But with just 170,000 of the 2.5 million ballots left to count, the window is sliding south for the pride of the ultra-MAGA movement.
Before Sunday’s drop, Lake needed 56.5% of the remaining vote to catch up to Katie Hobbs, according to Paul Bentz, pollster for HighGround.
On Sunday evening, she got 54.6%
Now she needs 57.6% of the remaining 170,000 votes to catch Hobbs….
On Tuesday, as she has throughout the race, Lake predicted she’d win in a landslide. In the days to follow, as she trailed in the vote, she made the rounds of conservative media to sow doubt about the results, even as she continued to assure her voters that her victory is “inevitable.”
“America & Arizona: We have the brightest & best attorneys in the Nation, right here on the ground in Arizona,” she tweeted on Friday. “Every ballot has eyes on it. GOP Ballots (Election Day) ballots start dropping tonight. Keep your Champagne cold, our votes are about to start.”
Since then Hobbs has slightly widened her lead.
And Lake has gone largely silent on social media….