Scathing electoral defeat of Kari Lake, protege of Trump, in Arizona | Midterm elections in the United States
Trump protege Kari Lake suffered a stinging electoral defeat in Arizona against Democrat Katie Hobbs.
A Donald Trump-backed Republican candidate, Kari Lake, failed to win the governorship of Arizona on Monday, according to media reports, a new high-profile setback for the ex-president who must announce her 2024 presidential candidacy on Tuesday.
After a tight and tense competition in this key state, Democrat Katie Hobbs won against this emblematic figure of Trumpism, according to CNN and NBC.
Kari Lake, convinced that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump – despite the lack of evidence – had refused to make it clear that she would accept the result of her own ballot.
For any reaction, the ill-fated contestant tweeted Monday night: Arizonans know when they're being ripped off.
The former president for his part immediately denounced the validity of the ballot on his Truth Social network. Wow! They just stole the election from Kari Lake. This is really serious!
This 53-year-old woman, who claims the nickname of Trump in a petticoat with which the left has decked her out, was one of the outstanding personalities of the campaign. She was seen as one of the Republican's lieutenants during the midterm elections, which took place on November 8.
The former newscaster on the local branch of Fox News had turned its broadcast notoriety into political capital, cultivating an image of a grace-touched rebel who abandoned the corrupt media.
Immigration, crime, decline… this mother of two had taken up all the themes of her mentor.
Her radicalism had earned her the described as a threat to democracy by a large part of the American press, which already imagined her as a possible vice-president of Donald Trump in 2024.
After a tight and tense competition in this key state, Democrat Katie Hobbs l won against Republican Kari Lake.
Almost a week after the votes were held, the full results of the midterm elections are not yet known – the control of the House of Representatives, for example, remains unknown.
But democracy is worth the wait, Democrat and future Governor Katie Hobbs gloated Monday night on Twitter.
Secretary of State for #x27;Arizona, responsible for organizing the elections, she found herself in the spotlight during the 2020 presidential election, during which her state played an important role.
Katie Hobbs had notably confided that she had received threats after the publication of the results, tirelessly contested by Donald Trump and his supporters.
A flag in support of Donald Trump in Las Vegas, Nevada
Kari Lake's defeat is bad news for the real estate mogul, who is on the receiving end of election season did not bring the glory he hoped for.
Donald Trump was personally involved in these votes, dubbing candidates who swear absolute loyalty to him.
But the Republican Party, which wanted to see a conservative wave sweep over Congress American, did not do as well as he thought.
Democrats thwarted poll predictions by managing to retain control of the Senate. And in the House of Representatives, if the right seems on track to seize the majority, it could be short.
Above all, many of the billionaire's foals have disappointed, weakening his position. Especially since he has to face competition from Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida re-elected triumphantly, to whom we attribute presidential ambitions.
Donald Trump, who has promised a very big announcement for Tuesday, is likely to formalize his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.