Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Cary Lake won her state’s primary on Thursday in a tight race against rival Carlin Taylor Robson.
Her victory was delayed because the race was so close.lake get 46.8 percent of the vote, while Taylor Robson narrowly tied her with 44 percent, The New York Times reported Thursday night.
Earlier on Wednesday, Lake declared victory prematurely while addressing a group of supporters. She advised election officials to delay the campaign because they didn’t want her to win.
A staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, who ran much of her platform in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, she claimed it was fraudulent.she claim The so-called “rigged election” is the “biggest story.”
Taylor Robson’s response to the 2020 election results has been vague, statement They’re ‘unfair’ and highlight electoral law changes, Ballotpedia report. She declined to answer directly whether she accepts the election results in a recent interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Say President Joe Biden is “the wrong guy in the White House.”
Lex’s claims contradict findings by federal election security officials, who Say The 2020 election was “the safest in American history” with no evidence of widespread election fraud after the recount.
One Previous CNN segment Calling Lake a “right-wing rising star” and “proud purveyor of lies” in the 2020 election, before turning to an interview between her and CNN senior national correspondent Kyung Lah, the candidate accused Lah of not “give the damn” completeness about the election sex. (Related: ‘I’m really shocked’: Republican Arizona candidates Kari Lake and Bret Baier have heated exchange over drag queen story)
Tensions also emerged between the two leading candidates as Lake Say She “detects[ed] Some thefts are taking place in the weeks leading up to the primary. Taylor Robson called her statement “baseless” in a July 26 statement tweet.
“The more Kari Lake panics, the more she loses this #AZgov Election, the more she tries to cast doubt on its outcome,” she tweeted. “Her allegations are baseless, reckless and unqualified in a man who seeks the will of the governed to lead our country. of. “
Lake’s allegations stem from OH Predictive Insights polling Found Lake and Taylor Robson in a close match, with Lake garnering 39% favor and Taylor Robson 31% favorability in early July. By the end of the month, those numbers had changed to mostly Lake, with 51%-33% in favor of Lake. The poll, which polled 502 likely Republican voters on July 27, had a 4.37 percent margin of error.
The Republican candidate has vowed to strengthen border security, declaring the influx of immigrants an “invasion” and deploying the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border on day one.in an interview just newsShe said the federal government had failed to fulfill its responsibilities under Article IV of the Constitution, which guarantees the federal government’s role to “protect” American citizens from invasion.
“We’re going to finish President Trump’s wall. On day one, I’m going to issue a declaration of invasion, we’re going to send our troops to the border, the Arizona National Guard, we’re going to arm them and allow them to arrest and detain people , until we deal with them and send them back to the border,” she said. Say.
Lake received endorsement Trump, Sen. Martha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Georgia. According to Ballotpedia, she has additional support from the Conservative Political Action Coalition and the Arizona Police Fraternity.
Lake has an average lead of 8.5 percentage points in the polls, according to to RealClear Politics.