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After Losing Appeal, Kari Lake Has a Message: 'Buckle Up!'

Says she'll take challenge of her defeat in governor’s race to Arizona Supreme Court

(Newser) - An Arizona appeals court has rejected Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, denying her request to throw out election results in the state’s most populous county and hold the election again. In a ruling on Thursday, the...

Sinema's 2024 Race Just Got Interesting

Now Face
Tough Choice
in Arizona
the rundown

Democrats Now Face Tough Choice in Arizona

Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego will challenge newly independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

(Newser) - About a month after Kyrsten Sinema surprised Washington by leaving the Democratic party to become an independent, a big consequence: Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego said Monday that he planned to run for her Senate seat in Arizona in 2024, reports the Hill . His move sets up a likely three-way race...

Judge Makes a Decision on Kari Lake Sanctions

He doesn't sanction her, but does order her to pay Katie Hobbs $33K

(Newser) - An Arizona judge declined to sanction Kari Lake, but he did order her to pay Katie Hobbs $33,040.50 in compensation for expert witness fees. The judge also reaffirmed Hobbs' election as the next governor of the state; Hobbs had asked for Lake to be sanctioned over her filing...

After Kari Lake's Court Loss, Opponent Wants Her to Pay Up

Katie Hobbs is asking a court to sanction Lake $550K

(Newser) - Katie Hobbs wants Kari Lake and her lawyers to pay for what Hobbs, the governor-elect of Arizona, calls a "frivolous" (and ultimately unsuccessful ) lawsuit challenging the results of November's gubernatorial election. Hobbs, along with Maricopa County, on Monday asked a judge to sanction Lake and her legal...

Judge Rejects Challenge to Kari Lake's Election Loss

Ruling says Arizona court heard no clear evidence, only speculation

(Newser) - An Arizona judge on Saturday threw out Republican Kari Lake's lawsuit challenging her loss in the state's election for governor. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson said in his ruling that the witnesses Lake presented had no firsthand knowledge of intentional misconduct by election officials, which Lake...

Kari Lake Says She's Fighting Election Results
Kari Lake Sues
to Overturn Election Loss

Kari Lake Sues to Overturn Election Loss

Trump ally makes good on promise to challenge Katie Hobbs' win as Arizona's next governor

(Newser) - Kari Lake promised last month that her fight for the Arizona governorship wasn't over, and on Friday she made good on that promise. The Trump ally filed a civil complaint Friday in Maricopa County that, per ABC News , seeks "unprecedented and likely unlawful relief of fully overturning the...

Arizona Certifies 2022 Election
Arizona Certifies 2022 Election

Arizona Certifies 2022 Election

Lawsuits, recounts expected

(Newser) - Arizona's top officials certified the midterm election results Monday, formalizing victories for Democrats over Republicans who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged. The certification opens a five-day window for formal election challenges. Republican Kari Lake, who lost the race for governor, is expected to file a lawsuit after...

Ducey Launches Transition, Though Lake Hasn't Conceded

'The people of Arizona have spoken,' GOP governor says

(Newser) - Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory. Ducey met with Hobbs in his office more than a week after her victory became clear and days after the last ballots were counted,...

Liz Cheney Gets the Last Word in Kari Lake Loss

Or at least the latest word, with a 'you're welcome' tweet

(Newser) - When Liz Cheney crossed parties and campaigned against Republican Kari Lake in the Arizona governor's race, Lake reveled in it. At the time, the Trump-backed candidate issued a public letter thanking Cheney for coming out against her. “In fact, my team telIs me your commercial should add another...

Kari Lake's Team Wrestles With How to React If She Loses

Advisers urge Trump ally not to claim the election was stolen

(Newser) - With a Republican victory looking more unlikely in the Arizona governor's race, advisers are urging Kari Lake not to claim the election was stolen if she loses to Democrat Katie Hobbs. The GOP nominee's aides spent the weekend in a "war room" at a resort in Scottsdale,...

Cops Have News on 'Suspicious' Envelopes at Lake Campaign HQ

'No substance inside,' Phoenix police say, though Lake campaign says original envelope was tossed

(Newser) - "No substance inside." That's the final word from the Phoenix Police Department over "suspicious" envelopes confiscated last week from the campaign headquarters of Kari Lake, the GOP candidate for Arizona governor, reports KTAR . A police spokeswoman says items taken by authorities from Lake's HQ, after...

Arizona Polls Close After Judge Refuses to Extend Hours
Arizona Polls Close After
Judge Refuses to Extend Hours
election 2022

Arizona Polls Close After Judge Refuses to Extend Hours

Kari Lake hasn't said whether she'll accept a loss

(Newser) - Polls have closed in Arizona, where a judge denied an emergency motion from the Republican National Commitee to extend voting hours in Maricopa County because of problems with ballot tabulators , reports ABC15 . Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, cast her ballot at a site she called "the heart...

Kari Lake May Accept Only One Result on Election Night

Arizona governor candidate won't commit to accepting a loss in her race

(Newser) - Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, refused to tell CNN’s Dana Bash whether she will accept the results of November’s election if she loses. Per the Arizona Republic , Lake twice told Bash during a Sunday interview , “I’m going to win the election and...

Democrats Fear Long-Term Effects of Kari Lake Winning
Kari Lake Has
Democrats Worried

Kari Lake Has Democrats Worried

If former TV anchor becomes Arizona's governor, her star power in the GOP could grow

(Newser) - Kari Lake, the Republican nominee for governor in Arizona, concerns Democrats for several reasons. One is that the 2020 election denier might very well win; polls show a close race now. Once in office, Lake could be a danger to the state's 2024 election process, Axios reports. And she'...

Lake Tries to Force Debate at Town Hall

Katie Hobbs repeats that she won't appear on the same stage as her Arizona opponent

(Newser) - Kari Lake was ready for her opponent to take the stage at an Arizona town hall, with a front-row seat in Katie Hobbs' line of sight. But that wasn't the organizers' plan: The candidates were to appear one at a time onstage while the other stayed in a holding...

Liz Cheney: If GOP Picks Trump, I'll Leave Party

Republican says she'll campaign for some Democrats to defeat election deniers

(Newser) - She plans to campaign for some Democrats, but for now, Rep. Liz Cheney remains a Republican. That will change, CNN reports, if the party nominates former President Donald Trump to run for president in 2024. "I'm going to do everything I can to make sure he is not...

Election Deniers Win Their Arizona Primaries

Trump pick Blake Masters will face incumbent Mark Kelly in Nov.; Mark Finchem wins SoS nom

(Newser) - It was a big night in Arizona for GOP candidates endorsed by former President Trump. First, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly will be facing off in November against Trump pick Blake Masters, who got the ex-president's thumbs-up in June. First-time political candidate Masters, who has also received support from Silicon...

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