Arizona’s gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has urged America to “buckle up” after receiving new information from an election data expert.
Lake warned Democrats and their allies in the media that “the GOP cavalry is coming,” adding that “it’s about to get fun.”
Days after the election, the results of Arizona’s gubernatorial race are still being tallied.
Lake is running against Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs – the person in charge of Arizona’s elections.
In an update to her supporters, Lake tweeted that Republicans still have hope for a win.
Currently, Hobbs leads the race by a small margin.
The Democrat has 50.7 percent of the vote while Lake has 49.3, according to The New York Times.
Four days after Election Day, an estimated 83 percent of the votes are in.
However, new information from Garret Archer, a data and political analyst for KNXV-TV, has raised hopes that Lake could still win.
Archer tweeted that “the GOP cavalry is coming.”
“Buckle up, boys and girls,” Lake tweeted.
“It’s about to get fun!”
From the Data Guru himself:
“The GOP cavalry is coming”
Buckle up, boys and girls.
It’s about to get fun! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/iufPIhroUb
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 12, 2022
The original tweet from the “Data Guru” noted that it is unclear when the votes will be tabulated, but that it looks like they will lean toward Lake.
“The next batch of 114k late early drop-offs that were transmitted to the elections department will break in favor of [Kari Lake],” the analyst tweeted.
This is also big. The next batch of 114k late early drop-offs that were transmitted to the elections department will break in favor of @KariLake.
Important note: We do not know when these ballots will be tabulated, but the GOP cavalry is coming. https://t.co/CNM5kTJcaZ
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) November 12, 2022
Lake has been very open about her optimism in the race, as Slay News reported.
She told Fox News on Thursday that she is certain of defeating Hobbs.
“I am 100 percent going to win.
“I have absolute 100 percent confidence that I will be the next governor of Arizona,” Lake said.
Meanwhile, eight of the nine House races in Arizona have been determined, according to 270toWin.
Three seats went to Democrats and five to Republicans, with the race in the 1st District still hanging in the balance.
It is not clear when the race between Hobbs and Lake will be called as votes continue to be counted.
However, as Slay News reported earlier, Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates has blasted critics by arguing that it’s “offensive” to expect votes to be counted on time.
“Quite frankly it’s offensive for Kari Lake to say that these people behind me are slow rolling this when they’re working 14 to 18 hours,” Gates said in remarks to a local station that were amplified by CNN Friday.
“So I really hope this is the end of that now.
“We can be patient and respect the results when they come out.”
Officials have warned that the results may not be available until sometime next week.