Arizona governor certified victory for Democrat Katie Hobbs despite possible Republican challenge

Arizona governor certified victory for Democrat Katie Hobbs despite possible Republican challenge

During the act, it was highlighted that approximately 2.6 million people in Arizona voted in the November 8 elections, with a participation of 62%, of which 80% did so through the early voting system.

Doug Ducey, Republican governor of Arizona, certified on Monday the result of the midterm elections in the state that gave victory to Democrat Katie Hobbs, despite being the target of questions by the Republican candidate, Kari Lake, who does not accept that triumph.

“Voting is the vital process that recognizes the voices of voters. We waited patiently for this democratic process to take place. Now the votes have been counted and it is time to certify the results,” the governor said at a ceremony in Phoenix.

During the act, it was highlighted that approximately 2.6 million people in Arizona voted in the November 8 elections, with a participation of 62%, of which 80% did so through the early voting system.

Meanwhile, Hobbs called on Arizona residents to have confidence in the machinery used to count votes in the state.

“We were able to successfully combat those who worked to promote misinformation. Democracy prevailed,” she specified.

Hobbs is expected to take up his new role in January, warning that he anticipates election “deniers” will again use “their conspiracy theories” in the 2024 presidential election.

Likewise, Lake, who during the campaign promoted the idea that the results of the elections between Biden and Trump were fraudulent, could file a lawsuit in the coming days to challenge the results in the midterm elections after obtaining 49.7% of votes before the Hobbs Democrat 50.3%.

Trump has thrown his support behind the Republican nominee after pointing out that several tabulating machines malfunctioned in the Maricopa County election.

“This is another criminal voting operation. So obvious. Kari Lake should be named Governor of Arizona,” the former president said.

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