Political commentators are crying fraud after vote tallies present extra individuals voted for the Republican candidate in Arizona’s Treasurer race than voted for the GOP candidate within the state governor’s race.
The weird discrepancy could be noticed in official vote tallies from the New York Instances, which receives its election outcomes from the Related Press.
Evidently, based on vote totals, Republican incumbent Kimberly Yee obtained 1.37 million votes, securing her the state Treasurer’s seat towards Democrat opponent Martin Quezada by over 278,000 votes.
Bizarrely, nonetheless, the identical enthusiasm for the GOP was not seen within the state’s hotly contested governor’s race, the place Arizona’s prime election official Katie Hobbs managed to squeak out a Democrat victory towards GOP rival Kari Lake. Hobbs gained by 19,273 votes towards Lake.
Whereas Yee obtained 1.37 million votes in her race, Lake curiously solely managed to obtain round 1.25 million, a discrepancy of near 120,000 votes.
The discrepancy in vote totals set off alarm bells for pundits on social media, who rightfully questioned why extra voters would vote Republican in a lower-profile election just like the treasurer’s race than the closely-watched governor’s race.
The anomaly was additionally taken as proof the governor’s race was mounted, with many suggesting the true consequence of the race ought to have mirrored the Treasury election’s outcomes.
Time will inform whether or not Lake chooses to name for an audit of the election outcomes, which can filter out some ballots that have been illicitly forged for Hobbs.