It is official.
This is why Charlie Kirk was panicking on Election Day.
“Katie Hobbs has won the Arizona governor’s race against Trump-backed Republican Kari Lake, AP reported, and will become the first Democrat to win the post since 2006.
Why it matters: Secretary of State Hobbs’ win comes as a further rebuke to former President Trump, whose endorsed candidates lost in vital races for governor and control of Congress, as well as her Republican opponent’s prioritization of false claims about the 2020 election. …”
Who is responsible for this?
“Kari Lake, 11/4/22: “We don’t have any McCain Republicans in here, do we? Alright, get the hell out. . . . Boy, Arizona has delivered some losers, haven’t they?”
Kari Lake, 11/14/22: Projected as the loser of the Arizona gubernatorial contest.
It turns out that Lake’s emphasis on showering Donald Trump — who two years ago became the first Republican presidential nominee to lose Arizona since Bob Dole in 1996 — with praise and heaping scorn upon John McCain, the war hero who won six statewide elections in the Grand Canyon State, might have been ill-conceived, nay, doltish. …”
Oh, I agree.
Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee won statewide in Arizona with 55.7% of the vote. She won with 1,366,196 votes statewide. She won by 11 points in Maricopa County.
Blake Masters lost statewide in his Senate race in Arizona with 45.5% of the vote. He lost with 1,174,755 votes statewide. He lost Maricopa County by 6 points.
Kari Lake lost the governor race in Arizona with 49.61% of the vote. She lost with 1,247,859 votes statewide. She lost Maricopa County by 3 points.
In other Arizona races, Mark Finchem lost the Secretary of State race and Abraham Hamadeh lost the Attorney General race. Democrats won Arizona because McCain Republicans and Independent voters in Maricopa County split their tickets and voted for them.
This is why Arizona is represented by Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema who is a lesbian in the Senate and why people like John McCain and Jeff Flake represented Arizona before that. MAGA supporters will scream fraud when it is crystal clear that the problem is suburban Romney Republicans not voting for their candidates. That’s also what happened in Georgia and Arizona and other states in the 2020 election.
Why do you think Liz Cheney and the 1/6 committee has been so heavily promoted for the last two years? Why is Joe Biden out there giving speeches about the imminent death of American Democracy? All of that shit is calculated to appeal to a certain type of disaffected Republican establishment True Con voter who hates Trump and who pines for the good old days of the George W. Bush and Mitt Romney era.
Note: Obviously, I was hoping Blake Masters would win, but this is why he lost.