Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake lashed out again at her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, who is the state’s secretary of state.

Lake believes that since Hobbs’ office is in charge of elections, Hobbs should have recused herself from the election counting processes, calling it a “major ethical problem” that she did not do so.

Lake is currently down by 26,011 votes, a 50.5%-49.5% margin, to Hobbs. Lake can still win, but she will need to overperform on the remaining ballots. The GOP flipped a key Dem seat earlier when Republican Eli Crane beat Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.

There is no evidence of any foul play concerning the election, by the way.

“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,” Lake told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.

“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,” she added.

“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.

As for Hobbs, “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,” Lake noted.

“Obviously, just the optics of it looks bad. And she didn’t do that. Even though many people have been calling for her to recuse herself, it creates problems, to say the least,” she added.


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