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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 05:08 AM

AZ-GOV: How bad a candidate was Kari Lake? This bad.

There’s now compelling evidence this happened on a large scale in Arizona in precisely the races we thought.

The Arizona Republic this weekend highlighted a study of voting in all-important Maricopa County, which accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s electorate. It’s from a group called the “Audit Guys,” which includes a data analyst for the state Republican Party. The study showed that Lake, Masters and other statewide candidates like secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem lost a significant number of votes from voters who otherwise backed mostly Republicans.

Those voters didn’t just skip those contests, mind you; they voted in large numbers for Democrats. And in some cases, including Lake’s, that appears to have been decisive.

In her case, there were nearly 40,000 voters who didn’t vote for her but otherwise mostly voted Republican across 14 other contests. And about 33,000 of them voted for now-Gov. Katie Hobbs (D). (Some didn’t vote or cast ballots for write-in candidates.)

That crossover vote is about double Lake’s overall, 17,000-vote margin of defeat. Given that Hobbs suffered many fewer defections — only about 8,000 mostly Democratic voters didn’t vote for her, and only about 6,000 voted for Lake — it suggests that the imbalance was decisive. Lake lost by about 27,000 votes among what can loosely be defined as crossover voters.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/01/23/maricopa-county-2022-votes/

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Reply AZ-GOV: How bad a candidate was Kari Lake? This bad. (Original post)
RandySF Jan 25 OP
calimary Jan 25 #1
ironflange Jan 25 #11
DBoon Jan 25 #22
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 25 #17
peppertree Jan 25 #18
bucolic_frolic Jan 25 #2
Chainfire Jan 25 #10
hlthe2b Jan 25 #3
mnmoderatedem Jan 25 #4
Demsrule86 Jan 25 #8
lame54 Jan 25 #12
Cha Jan 25 #15
MaryMagdaline Jan 25 #6
Cha Jan 25 #14
twodogsbarking Jan 25 #5
riversedge Jan 25 #7
PCIntern Jan 25 #9
Cha Jan 25 #13
former9thward Jan 25 #16
SKKY Jan 25 #19
RandySF Jan 25 #20
Mr.Bill Jan 25 #21

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 06:27 AM

1. "... but she photographs well."

Republicans: skin deep, only.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:00 PM

11. Soft-focus of course

Hides any flaws.

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Response to ironflange (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 06:18 PM

22. soft focus will not hide character flaws

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:32 PM

17. I want to see a photo of her that clearly shows ...

... how tall she is.

Frontal head shot as well as profile head shot, please.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:35 PM

18. I bet a lot of Repugs privately wish she had been whiter

And this is why - unlike Failin' Palin - we're unlikely to hear much more from Toxic Lake in the future.

A loser and colored? No third strike needed; she's out, as far as most Republicans are concerned.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 06:30 AM

2. Fascist with bad ideas expects - feels entitled - to be elected in a democracy

Funny thing about democracy. You have to be popular to win office, and in an honest election, the people have the final say.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:00 AM

10. They want to be selected, not elected.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 06:49 AM

3. When she started telling former McCain voters she had no use for them, what the hell did

she expect?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:10 AM

4. she was probably following her mentor's example

trump said McCain was not a war hero because he was captured. Did not cost him in any significant way as far as votes. She probably thought the same thing but did not count on trump fatigue.

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 08:09 AM

8. He said that after he was elected...and we won Arizona in 20 so yeah it cost him. McCain was

still alive in 16.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:08 PM

12. He said that before he was the nominee

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:17 PM

15. Of course.. the depths of her Stupidity

knows no bounds.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:39 AM

6. This. She told them to get the hell out and they did

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:14 PM

14. Oh, I hadn't heard that! So if

she runs for Senate .. the same will hold.

TY

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:38 AM

5. She is nucking futs and she has guns.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 08:05 AM

7. My guess is that Kari Lake will not learn the lesson. But that is OK with me.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 08:20 AM

9. I'll tell you what really bothers me about people like her...

From what I’ve been made to understand, she was a “Obama Democrat“ before. This means that she has absolutely no core belief other than in her self. Because she’s quite frankly, an attractive candidate, if she had just been a little less insane she probably would have won the election. It amazes me that considering the importance of the seat to the Republicans, that some grandmaster of political science consulting wasn’t brought in to tell her not to insult McCain supporters among other nutso things which she said.

Contrast that with the meticulously run Josh Shapiro campaign in Pennsylvania, which was so incredibly disciplined that he did not make a single tactical mistake. As far as I could see, and the fact that an elected governor in Pennsylvania is an observant Jew is fairly remarkable. And yes I know: Ed Rendell and Milton Shapp were as well and of course Senator Arlen Specter, but they made certain that their religion was never mentioned publicly.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:09 PM

13. And, I can see Why Gov Hobbs

wouldn't debate that Pyschotic mini dt robot.

TY!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:28 PM

16. This article shows AZ is not really purple.

Republicans would have won all the state races if they had non Trump candidates. The only non Trumper was the state Treasurer and she won by 12 points. Republicans won the all the down ballot races.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:43 PM

19. Everytime I see Kari Lake, I think...

...Damn. The narcissism is strong with this one.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:59 PM

20. I think "chicken legs".

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 02:34 PM

21. The most disturbing thing in that article

was that 6,000 Democrats voted for Kari Lake. It gives you a good idea of how many vote for name recognition without knowing anything about the candidate.

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