Kari Lake says she's putting together a transition team, confident of victory in prolonged election

As of now, Arizona's gubernatorial race is too close to call, with counties such as Maricopa still counting ballots.

Published: November 10, 2022 7:25pm

Updated: November 10, 2022 10:26pm

Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says she is confident that she will win the governorship despite the prolonged election, and has already begun putting her team together. 

As of now, Arizona's gubernatorial race is too close to call, with counties such as Maricopa still counting ballots. Kari Lake currently has 49.6% of the vote while her Democratic opponent, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, has 50.4% of the vote with 70% reporting. 

"I had meetings with staff yesterday," Lake said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We're working already on moving forward on transition and we are bringing in an entire staff that is dedicated to just our border plan."

According to Lake, she is prepared to sue the Biden administration for the lack of action being taken at the southern border. 

"We're looking at hiring attorneys already and some really top notch people who understand the Constitution, the border and how to deal with the federal government," Lake stated. 

"We have a plan called 'Defend Arizona' and we're going to lean heavily on Article One, Section 10 of the US Constitution," Lake later explained. "When we're being invaded we can protect our citizens and protect our border. We'll issue a declaration of invasion on day one. We're going to work to stop people from coming over illegally and shut down the fentanyl trafficking that is flowing through Arizona. This is a weapon of mass destruction."

One of Lake's crucial issues that she ran on is election integrity, which she plans on working to restore in Arizona if elected governor. 

"We're not going to have this continue when I'm governor," Lake said, referring to the delayed counting of ballots in Arizona counties. "I can rest assured I will win. We know that votes are left to be counted and we know they are going to lean heavily Republican. And we're going to restore faith and honesty in our elections starting on day one."

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