Trump's Ally Kari Lake Has Lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs in Arizona Governorship Race
Trump’s Ally Kari Lake Has Lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs in Arizona Governorship Race

CBS News thinks that Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs has won the race for governor of Arizona over Republican candidate Kari Lake.

The result is a slap in the face for Ms. Lake, who spread false information that Donald Trump won the 2020 US election.

In her victory speech, Ms. Hobbs said that she would work for everyone in the state “at this time of division.”

Ms. Lake seemed to say that the result was wrong and that some of her votes hadn’t been counted.

In other places, the race to control the House of Representatives is still close almost a week after the election.

To get a majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans must win at least 218 seats, which is much less likely now.

CBS News’ predictions for the races show that the party has won 215 seats and the Democrats have won 211.

In a midterm election that showed how deeply divided Americans are along party lines, Ms. Hobbs called for unity and said she would work for Arizonans who didn’t vote for her.

“Even though we are at odds right now, I think there is so much more that brings us together,” she said.

Ms. Lake, her opponent, was backed by Mr. Trump. During the campaign, she told the BBC that the former president shouldn’t have to run again in 2024 because “he won the last election.” She said he would “come back with a vengeance.”

There is no proof that the election in 2020 was stolen.

With her loss, Ms. Lake joins the ranks of other well-known Trump supporters who argued that the election was rigged and lost last week. But a count by BBC News showed that at least 125 people who said they didn’t vote were elected to the House, Senate, or as governors.

Midterm elections are also for Congress. All seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats are up for election.

The Biden administration was worried that if Congress lost power, the president’s plans would stop. But the Democrats still run the Senate, and the House hasn’t even been called yet.

President Biden said on Monday that if the two parties split control of Washington, the Democrats will “maintain our positions,” but voters shouldn’t “expect much of anything.”

Mr. Biden, who is at the G20 summit in Indonesia, told reporters that the results “sent a very strong message around the world that the United States is ready to play” and wants to stay “fully engaged in the world.”
He said that there was a “strong rejection” of denying the election, using violence in politics, and trying to scare people out of voting. But he warned that if the Democrats didn’t get a majority in the House, they wouldn’t be able to pass laws about abortion rights, which is a big issue for liberal voters.

The 11 House races that haven’t been decided yet are mostly in western and southwestern states, like California and Arizona.