Kari Lakes Slams Democrat Opponent for Not Recusing Herself from Election: ‘Major Ethical Problem’

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has slammed her Democrat Opponent Katie Hobbs for not recusing herself from their election.

As secretary of state, Hobbs is in charge of Arizona’s elections, a situation Lake describes as a “major ethical problem.”

When Democrat Stacey Abrams lost her first race against Brian Kemp in 2018, the now-governor was the secretary of state in Georgia.

The corporate media amplified demands from Abrams and the Democrats that Kemp should recuse himself from running in the election.

The same thing is happening in reverse in Arizona today but the Democrats and their allies in the media are now eerily quiet.

But Lake is far from quiet and slammed her Democrat opponent for not recusing herself as Arizona’s chief election officer as the counting of the ballots comes to an end.

Lake is currently down by 26,011 votes, a 50.5%-49.5% to Hobbs with 93 percent counted.

Lake can still win but she will need to overperform on the remaining ballots.

The GOP flipped a key Democrat seat earlier when Republican Eli Crane beat Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

Lake said: “We called for her to recuse herself in July of last year of 2021, right after we got into the race, recognizing that there’s a major ethical problem there.

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“Obviously, just the optics of it looks bad. And she didn’t do that.

“Even though many people been calling for her to recuse herself, it creates problems to say the least.

“She will be the one that would certify the election. She has a lot to do with registration, voter registration, all kinds of things, voter rolls, and advising counties on how many ballots they’ll need.

“We have election season here.

“We start voting about a month before Election Day, and we keep counting after Election Day — forever.

“And we’re in the process of still counting the votes and there are about 300,000 ballots that have not been counted, this is according to the county recorder.

“Many of them in Maricopa County, and they are from heavy, very heavy, Republican areas.

“So, we’re waiting for the vote to be counted,” she said.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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