Democrats win Arizona governor, new Trump protector loses

Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs won the Arizona gubernatorial election. Hobbs defeats Republican rival and Trump ally Kari Lake.

The loss of Lake, a former TV presenter and rising star of the Make America Great Again movement, was another blow to Donald Trump, who could announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election today. Lake said it was Trump who won the 2020 presidential election, not Biden, a claim that was never proven.

Leading members of the Republican Party also urged voters in Arizona not to vote for Lake. Liz Cheney, a prominent Trump critic and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, did, among others.

He was criticized by Lake, who sarcastically thanked Cheney in a letter for a television ad urging voters to ignore Lake. According to Lake, doing so would only result in more donations for his campaign.

Cheney now has the final word on Twitter. “You’re welcome Kari Lake”, to say With Lake’s “thank you” notes attached.

call for unity

Lake’s defeat came after the loss of two other high-profile election deniers in the state: Senate candidates Blake Masters and Mark Finchem. Minister of Foreign Affairs, the highest official in a state.

Hobbs, meanwhile, proclaims victory: “Democracy is worth the wait”, aforementioned them on Twitter. “Thanks, Arizona. I am very honored and proud to be your next governor.” Hobbs also called for unity, saying it would work for all Arizona residents, including those who did not vote.

Lake doesn’t want to accept his loss yet and resigns. twitter: “Arizonas understand bullshit when they see it.”

Fight for the majority in the House of Commons

Arizona was once a Republican-dominated state, but that has recently changed. Hobbs replaced Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who failed to be reelected.

The fight for control in the House of Representatives, the lower house of the US Congress, has yet to be officially decided. Republicans need at least 218 out of 435 seats demand a majority. The party needs one more seat.

Last weekend, it became clear that Democrats would maintain their slim majority in the U.S. Senate for the next two years. Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto won the Nevada election. A second round is coming in the state of Georgia at the beginning of December, but this is no longer decisive.

Source: NOS