Arizona certifies 2022 election results as some Republicans threaten challenges
Arizona election officials on Monday certified the state's midterm election, as several Republican figures are still vowing to challenge the results in court.
Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified the election and became governor-elect during a meeting with state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R).
GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, who ran against Hobbs, filed a lawsuit late last month to secure documents about election irregularities. She pledged that more legal actions would occur soon.
Republican attorney general nominee Abe Hamadeh also vowed to take legal action as he falls slightly behind the margins to trigger an automatic recount.
Arizona election authorities have acknowledged some problems during the midterms but are insistent that no voter disenfranchisement occurred, The Hill reported.
Hobbs said: "Powerful voices proliferated misinformation that threatened to disenfranchise voters. Democracy prevailed, but it’s not out of the woods. 2024 will bring a host of challenges from the election denial community that we must prepare for."