AZ: Democrat Hobbs defeats Republican Lake for governor

Source: NBC News

“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor, NBC News projected Monday. Hobbs’ victory is key for Democrats in a presidential battleground state and a rebuke to a prominent election denier — although the closeness of the contest left the result up in the air for nearly a week. … Lake, a MAGA firebrand and former local newscaster who closely linked her campaign to former President Donald Trump and his false claims of a rigged election in Arizona, ultimately fell short after polling in the final weeks of the campaign suggested she was grabbing the lead from Hobbs, who as secretary of state in 2020 vocally defended the state’s election system and the accuracy of the count. About 90 minutes after NBC News called the race for Hobbs, Lake tweeted: ‘Arizonans know BS when they see it.'” (11/14/22)