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Insider Says Kari Lake Will Not Concede Governor’s Race

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Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, who was defeated by Democrat Katie Hobbs, will not concede.

On Tuesday morning, an inside source reportedly told The Western Journal and the website’s founder, Floyd Brown, that Lake does not have plans to concede the race.

Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs defeated Republican Kari Lake on Monday night in Arizona’s race for governor.

“Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor, NBC News projected Monday. Hobbs’ victory is key for Democrats in a presidential battleground — though the closeness of the contest left the result up in the air for nearly a week,” NBC News reported.

“A record number of early ballots were dropped off on Election Day in Maricopa County, officials said, which had to be processed in a more time-intensive manner that includes signature verification. Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, said Sunday that it estimated that its count was 94 percent complete after receiving a historic 290,000 of those early ballots on Election Day,” the outlet added.

Soon after the race was called, Lake responded on Twitter by saying: “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”

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It may not be done for Lake. The contest was so close that, by state law, it may go to a recount, Fox News reported.

Lake is a former TV news anchor who stepped down last year after 22 years with the Fox affiliate in Phoenix to run for governor. Thanks in part to her strong support for former President Trump and his unproven claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” and rigged,” Trump endorsed and heavily backed Lake as she narrowly won the GOP nomination over a candidate backed by term-limited GOP Gov. Doug Ducey.

Lake highlighted her “common sense conservatism” as she centered her campaign on the issues of border security, homelessness, banning critical race theory in Arizona classrooms, support for school choice, and opposition to abortion.

The police have given an update on the suspicious package that was sent to the headquarters of the Arizona Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake.

The Phoenix Police said that they did not find any dangerous substance in the package that was sent to Lake headquarters, Fox News reported.

“The state lab tested the items turned over to them regarding incident #2022-1665892 and has determined there was no substance inside,” the authorities said.

The Lake campaign initially said the items were confiscated by law enforcement and sent to professionals in Quantico, Virginia, for examination but the Republican later told reporters they would be sent to a closer laboratory.

Lake’s campaign was shut down following the incident, just two days before her election against Democrat Katie Hobbs. No injuries were reported, and the staff member who opened the envelope received medical supervision.

“I have been so busy campaigning. This happened. I was not in the office. One of our wonderful staffers, a couple of them, were actually exposed,” Lake said following a campaign event in Queen Creek, Fox News Digital reported. “And so far, they’re doing okay. We’re monitoring them, and we want to make sure that everything’s okay.”

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She went on to say that initially, the substance was to be sent to an FBI lab in Quantico, Va., but was rerouted to a closer facility instead.

“So we’re going to find out what it was,” she said, adding that the incident over the weekend was not the first time that her campaign was targeted.

“But listen, we’re in dangerous times,” she continued. “This is not the first time we’ve been threatened.

“I’ve been threatened many times. Our tires have been slashed. We’ve had screws drilled into our tires so that our tires would blow out while we’re on the road,” Lake added. “We are living in dangerous times, and that’s why we need to elect somebody who’s strong and a fighter and not a coward. We’ll get to the bottom of this. I really don’t want to get too far ahead of it.”

The Phoenix Police Department previously told the outlet that officers responded to a “found property call at an office building.”

“When officers arrived, they learned there were suspicious items located inside the mail,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Phil Krynsky said. “Additional resources responded to collect the items and secure the area. There have been no reports of injury and the investigation remains active.”

“Yesterday, one of Kari’s staffers opened up an envelope that had a suspicious white powder in it and had a letter in there with a bunch of vulgarities and ranting and raving about Kari,” a source close to the campaign told the UK’s Daily Mail.

“The employee then noticed a second package that was exactly like the first one she had opened, and she reported it,” the source said.

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