Election integrity dream team takes home the gold in Arizona primaries

FPM2WD Tucson, USA. 19th March, 2016. Donald Trump holds political campaign rally at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson Arizona, USA. Trump is campaigning amid controversy and protests, to become the Republican candidate in the US 2016 Presidential elections. Credit: Kathy Burns/SasEz Shots/Alamy Live News

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The election integrity dream team dominated Arizona’s primaries, with Trump-endorsed candidates Abe Hamadeh, Mark Finchem, and Wendy Rogers cruising to decisive victories. Kari Lake has declared victory as well, although her race has not yet been called due to continued ballot counting in Maricopa County.

With support from the 45th president, Abe Hamadeh won the Republican primary for Arizona attorney general after the Associated Press called the race Wednesday morning. Hamadeh led Rodney Glassman and Andrew Gould on Tuesday, with other Republican competitors trailing far behind, AZ Central reported.

Hamadeh will face off against Democrat opponent Kris Mayes in November.

The same is true of state Rep. Mark Finchem, the secretary of state candidate who continued to lead his GOP opponents and received the nomination with 41 percent of the vote as of Wednesday. The congressman, a strong advocate for election integrity, will go head-to-head with the Democrat nominee in November.

AP also called the race for state Sen. Wendy Rogers Wednesday morning. After a neck-and-neck race, state Sen. Kelly Townsend conceded to Rogers in the Republican primary for state senator in District 7, 12 News reported.

Lastly, in the most anticipated race of the night, Kari Lake claimed victory in the state’s most cut-throat race for governor.

Among the five Republican contenders for the nomination, Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson gathered the majority of the votes, RSBN previously reported. Analysts still consider the race too close to call, despite Lake’s steady lead.

Lake encouraged supporters Tuesday night amid counting setbacks with an optimistic message: “We are going to win this.”

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