It’s not over until it’s over.
An inside from the Kari Lake campaign has confirmed that Lake will NOT concede the race.
Last night, the media began calling the race for Democrat Katy Hobbs, who presided over her own election.
Despite the conflict of interest, the media began calling the race for Hobbs once the total number of votes reported hit 95%.
But Lake will not go down without a fight.
Her campaign is still fighting to make sure that every legal vote is counted.
More details, including the full statement, below:
Anyone who has attacked @KariLake as an “election denier” needs to realize one simple fact: Katie Hobbs just proved Kari Lake’s point.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 15, 2022
Kari Lake should not concede this race until every single ballot is audited and there has been proper canvassing on the ballots in question.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 15, 2022
Wanna blame Trump for Herschel Walker? Fine, but DeSantis & Youngkin endorsed him too. Wanna blame Trump for Kari Lake? Fine, but DeSantis & Youngkin endorsed her too. Wanna blame Trump…
You get it. It’s not just Trump. They ALL endorsed ALL the crazies. They’re ALL to blame.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 14, 2022
Everyone in Arizona who voted for Kari Lake should peacefully protest over the voting machine failures on election day
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 15, 2022
This new report comes from Floyd Brown, who works with Kari Lake’s campaign.
According to Floyd:
Spent hours last night working with Lake team on a continuing war for Arizona. She will not go quietly into the night. She intends to stand and fight. She knew when she entered this race that it would be tough. Her opponents lack her courage. She is fighting for us.
Floyd’s statement was confirmed by the Western Journal:
Arizona found itself at the center of national attention on Election Day thanks to a number of controversies.
Specifically, state election officials were criticized for what appeared to be widespread mismanagement of election processes in Maricopa County. According to election officials, 20 percent of voting locations in the county had malfunctioning vote tabulators.
These same-day votes were expected to lean Republican. Red State’s Arizona-based journalist Cameron Arcand said several experts indicated as much.
The governor’s race between Republican firebrand Kari Lake and the not-quite-so-energetic Democrat Katie Hobbs — the current secretary of state responsible for running Arizona elections — was a tight one. On Monday, The Associated Press called the race for Hobbs, who holds a roughly 20,000-vote advantage over Lake.
Despite this, an inside source tells The Western Journal that Lake will not be conceding. The Western Journal founder Floyd Brown also suggested as much in a tweet.
This is exactly why Kari Lake has won the hearts of voters all across the nation.
She is for America First and has the same fighting spirit that made President Trump an icon.
Spent hours last night working with Lake team on a continuing war for Arizona. She will not go quietly into the night. She intends to stand and fight. She knew when she entered this race that it would be tough. Her opponents lack her courage. She is fighting for us. @KariLake
— Floyd Brown (@floydbrown) November 15, 2022
The recount should be conducted by a Secretary of State residing from another state and an audit of Maricopa.
It is simply unethical for a sitting Secretary of State to oversee her own race.
— Derek Utley (@realDerekUtley) November 15, 2022
Kari Lake would have done to Arizona what DeSantis did to Florida
We were so naive to think that they would just let her take it
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 15, 2022
I for one encourage @KariLake not to concede.
Too many mathematically improbable and in some cases impossible irregularities.
Fight this till the end. Force Ducey to open an investigation while he still can.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 15, 2022
It makes no mathematical sense that the GOP State Treasurer just won reelection by 250,000 votes, but none of those voters also felt like voting for Kari Lake.
— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) November 14, 2022
It is unclear exactly what the Lake campaign is planning to do.
But we do know for certain that they’ve been working around the clock ever since last Tuesday’s elections.
We expect the campaign to make a statement prior to their next move.
The Wall Street Journal confirms that Lake refuses to concede to Hobbs:
Kari Lake, the Republican who lost a tight race to be Arizona’s governor, hasn’t conceded the contest, more than 14 hours after the Associated Press and TV outlets said Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs won.
Ms. Lake, a former television anchor, tweeted Monday night: “Arizonans know BS when they see it.” Representatives for Ms. Lake didn’t respond to requests for comment on her plans.
The Republican was one of the most prominent allies of former president Donald Trump running in the midterms and made his false claims of election fraud in the 2020 election a key part of her campaign. Ahead of the election, she had only pledged to accept the results if she won.
With 98% of the vote counted, Ms. Hobbs had 50.4% to 49.6% for Ms. Lake.
Ms. Lake was one of four statewide Republican candidates in Arizona who ran with Mr. Trump’s endorsement and a platform that included his claims the 2020 election was stolen.
Two of the other candidates — Blake Masters, a venture capitalist who lost to Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, and state Rep. Mark Finchem, who lost his race for secretary of state — also haven’t conceded. Both of their races were called Friday.
“Arizonans know BS when they see it.”
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE that line.
If Lake were a Democrat, you know that the media would be making that statement iconic.
But instead, they’re ignoring it.
What do you think?
Should Lake concede?
Let us know in the comments below.