(Presidentialwire.com)- After Maricopa County certified the election results in favor of Democrat Katie Hobbs on Monday, Republican candidate for governor of Arizona Kari Lake refused to concede and declared she is “firmly in this fight.”
Following the certification of the election results in the county with the most population in Arizona, Lake declared in a video posted to Twitter, “I want you to know that I am firmly in this fight with you.”
She claimed that “Maricopa County just couldn’t wait to certify their botched election,” she said.
Then Lake said that “Election Day voting centers were inoperable” and that “Arizonans were expected to wait in line two, three, four, even five hours” to cast a ballot, citing complaints made by Maricopa County officials and voters on November 8.
Former television news presenter Lake, supported by former president Donald Trump, claimed that she is currently working with attorneys on a legal case to contest the Maricopa County election.
Before our case can proceed, certification is required by state law, according to Lake. She said we must know how hard she worked on the campaign trail leading the movement to bring common sense solutions to problems. She said she is taking that same work ethic and using it behind the scenes, building a solid legal case.
Lake did not mention the details of her upcoming lawsuit in the Twitter video. The one her team submitted last week asked Maricopa to release its election records, and Lake later stated that this request would serve as the basis for a more substantial legal challenge.
Numerous citizens informed Maricopa County supervisors that thousands of voters were denied the right to vote on Monday, November 8, at polling places during the open comment period. They mentioned issues at several polling places, such as having to deposit ballots in dropboxes, and accused Maricopa officials of corruption.
Contrary to assertions that voters were denied their right to vote, county officials claimed that tabulator devices were rectified on Election Day. The five supervisors all agreed to certify the election results.
“Every voter had the chance to cast a ballot in that box.” Elections officer Scott Jarrett spoke at the hearing on Monday.
Secretary of State Michele Hobbs had petitioned a judge to force canvassing of Cochise County’s election, which she claimed was required by law.
A certification, or canvass, shouldn’t be held “until all essential audits have been performed,” an elections manual says.