January 25, 2023

Oh, look! A study in The Arizona Republic this weekend showed that Kari Lake, Blake Masters and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem lost a significant number of votes from voters who otherwise backed mostly Republicans. Ha, ha!

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.

I guess Kari didn't believe that ETTD (Everything Trump Touches Dies). Well, FAFO!

That state attorney general candidate, Abe Hamadeh? About 33,000 Republicans voted for his Democratic opponent. He claims his election was rigged after he lost by 280 votes. No, Dishonest Abe. You alienated your own voters.

Looks like Senate candidate Blake Masters lost by more than 6 percent of voters who otherwise voted Republican.

MAGA secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem was rejected by more than 8 percent of similar voters.

Will Republicans learn their lesson? We already know from studies that spanking doesn't work, so probably not.

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