Katie Hobbs certifies her own election, setting stage for legal challenges from Kari Lake

by Summer Lane

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On Monday, Arizona Democrat gubernatorial nominee and acting Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified the results of her own election, rubber-stamping a 2022 midterm cycle rife with massive reports of voter disenfranchisement, vote tabulation problems, and elongated vote-counting times.

Per Hobbs’ office, the general election canvass took place at 10 a.m. on Monday, where current Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R,) Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court Robert Brutinel were reportedly in attendance.

“It is a crime to certify a fraudulent election,” the Kari Lake War Room tweeted in response to the secretary of state’s press release. “Legal challenges can begin after certification has taken place.”

Now that Hobbs has signed off on an election that she herself was running for office in, Kari Lake has indicated that legal challenges will be brought to fight the question of the legality and validity of the error-riddled midterm election processes.

In an earlier comment made on Twitter, Lake explained to one user that she would be filing a lawsuit after Hobbs moved to certify the election. “…under Arizona Law you can’t challenge a[n] election until it has been certified,” she stated. “So when the state certifies the election, we will challenge it.”

Lake has also highlighted the importance of the America First movement while noting that the country couldn’t be brought to its former glory without fixing the election processes. “America First has common sense solutions to the problems plaguing this wonderful country,” she said on Twitter. “But we can’t become a first-rate country again without fixing our third world elections.”

Shortly after Hobbs certified her Arizona election, the Kari Lake War Room tweeted, “And so it begins.”

Hobbs’ dubious move comes just as news broke over the weekend that her office had allegedly colluded with Twitter to flag and censor accounts for “misinformation,” according to leaked emails that were released by Elon Musk.

Per The Western Journal, the leaked emails between Hobbs’ office and Twitter requested the removal of tweets due to “misinformation.”

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