Kari Lake, who backed Donald Trump’s false claims about voter fraud in 2020, has lost his eligibility to become the next Arizona governor.
A tight race against Democrat Katie Hobbs is one of the most important US midterm Because Arizona is a battleground state, it is expected to play a key role in the 2024 presidential election.
Ms Lake has vowed to ban mail-in voting in the state, which conspiracy theorists falsely claim are vulnerable to fraud.
After the game, Ms Hobbs tweeted: “Democracy is worth the wait.”
Her defeated opponent expressed contempt for the election, tweeting: “Arizonas know BS when they see it.”
her failure is over A successful week for Democratswho defied Republican hopes “Red Wave” in the medium term.
Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate Vice President Kamala Harris held a tie-breaking vote after retaining her seats in the swing states Arizona and Nevada.
If Democratic Senator Rafael Warnock defeats Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia, the party could win an outright majority.
Ms. Lake, a former TV news anchor, is one of a string of Trump-aligned Republican candidates who have lost races in battleground states.
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A Republican victory would shift the balance of power away from Democrats who have controlled the House and Senate for the past two years.
This would allow Republicans to obstruct the president Joe Bidenthe legislative agenda.