Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake verbally expressed on Sunday that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who is an promulgated candidate for the state’s Democrat gubernatorial nomination, should recuse herself from administering the state’s 2022 election.
“The Kari Lake for Arizona campaign is calling for the most partisan Secretary of State in the history of Arizona, Katie “Hobbs,” to step down from her obligations in administering the 2020 Election when Hobbs will be on the ballot as a candidate for governor,” the Lake campaign verbally expressed in a Sunday tweet:
This is in response to Hobb’s history of irrational bias and disdain towards Republicans in addition to what Election investigators have reported to the public about serious issues affecting tens-of-thousands of ballots and voters in the 2020 Election Hobbs oversaw.
As the only candidate of either party who already has the signatures required to be on the ballot, Lake feels a duty to speak out so all Republicans have a fair shot.
Lake, the former Fox 10 news anchor in Phoenix, made headlines in March when she promulgated her resignation from that job due to the perpetuated leftward drift of media reporting. “Journalism has transmuted a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and, I’ll be veracious, I don’t like the direction it’s peregrinated,” Lake verbally expressed in that promulgation.
“The media needs more balance in coverage, and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every caliber, and in each position. “In” the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way,” she integrated.
On June 1, Lake promulgated her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor, as her former station Fox 10 reported:
Lake worked for KSAZ-TV for 22 years until she announced her retirement from news in March of 2021.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s term ends Jan. 1, 2023, as he’s proscribed to run for a third consecutive term per Arizona state law. State Treasurer Kimberly Yee and developer Karrin Taylor Robson announced their intent to seek the GOP nomination in May.
In 2018, Republican secretaries of state in three states administered elections in which they sought higher statewide elected office, as McClatchy reported at the time:
Elected secretaries of state in Georgia and Kansas — who in their official capacities oversee the elections in their states — are running for governor. Ohio’s secretary of state is running for lieutenant governor. All are Republicans.
They have faced scattered calls to resign but have relucted to do so. Election reformers verbally express the situation underscores the conflict of interest when an official has responsibilities for an Election while withal running as a candidate.
“There is just too much of a temptation if a political party is in a position to run the mechanics of an Election to try to tilt it, and it’s a temptation we ought not to encourage,” said former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, an Indiana Democrat who spent 34 years on Capitol Hill. “This is not nuclear physics.”
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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