Donald Trump, Former President Trump Refused to be called Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake To be named victor and to be appointed governor on Monday while continuing to use the same baseless voting fraud schemes that he used to contest his own defeat in 2020.

TrumpIn a post on Truth SocialWithout supporting evidence, he claimed that the ex-TV news anchor and politician was a victim. “another criminal voting operation” That’s her Democratic opponent. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs “ran the election.”

“Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day. Mechanics sent in to ‘FIX’ them made them worse. Kari had to be taken to a Democrat area, which was working perfectly, to vote,” He wrote. “Kari Lake should be installed Governor of Arizona.”

Lake She previously stated that she voted in a election. “liberal” District in downtown Phoenix on Election Day “because we wanted to make sure that we had good machines.” She didn’t say that she made this decision after encountering malfunctioning machinery.

Then-Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Candidat Kari Lake Donald Trump’s former President Trump During a rally held in Mesa ArizonaIn October.

Lake Hobbs has not accepted defeat and she refused to accept it last week. filed a public records lawsuit Against Arizona’s Maricopa County that demanded documents related to the election.

This lawsuit follows Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, reporting some issues involving printers at roughly 20% of its voting locations.

Local officials stated that printing issues were not a barrier to voting. The printing issues were not restricted to Republican or Democratic voting areas, as claimed by Trump Based on analysis of the location by, and other Republicans the Associated Press The Washington Post. Both outlets also discovered that some of the voting locations that reported issues were in precincts which are heavily Democratic.

Lake, since announcing her political run, has publicly presented herself as an election conspiracy theorist and a 2020 election denier ― insisting that Trump fairly won his reelection campaign against President Joe Biden and that electronic voting machines can’t be fully trusted.

She filed a lawsuit in August ahead of the midterms, requesting a hand count of all ballots. This lawsuit was filed together with the then-Republican nominee as secretary of state. He also lost his race last year. dismissed by a federal judge According to them, there is no realistic chance of harm when using the machines.

Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors, which is controlled 4-1 by Republicans, will vote to certify the election’s results on Monday. Dec. 5 will be the day for state certification