Four Arizona candidates are refusing to concede in midterm elections — which were called by legacy media outlets — ahead of remaining ballots still being counted and cured in the Grand Canyon State.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, Republican secretary of state nominee Mark Finchem, Republican senate nominee Blake Masters, and Republican nominee for attorney general Abe Hamadeh have all declined to concede. (*Update — Blake Masters has conceded.)
“Arizonans know BS when they see it,” Kari Lake wrote on Twitter Monday, appearing to dismiss legacy media projections as Katie Hobbs, who oversees elections in the state, claimed victory. Per Arizona law, the race may go to a recount.
The Lake Campaign encouraged voters on Tuesday to make sure their ballot is counted:
Mark Finchem said on Monday, “We are not conceding and are fighting”.
Blake Masters issued a statement on November 12, saying, “We are going to make sure every legal vote is counted”, adding, “voters decide, not the media”. On November 15, however, Masters issued a statement announcing that he has conceded.
Abe Hamadeh tweeted on Sunday, “FIGHT LIKE HELL”, adding on Tuesday, “Feeling blessed that all my supporters are working overtime to cure ballots and ensuring every vote is counted. Thank you.”