The Republican gubernatorial primary in Arizona was too close to call Wednesday as candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence held the top two spots.
Kari Lake, a former television anchor backed by Trump, held a lead of less than 12,000 votes over Karrin Taylor Robson, a member of the state Board of Regents, with about 81% of the expected vote counted.
Though the race had not yet been called, Lake was expected to increase her lead as more ballots were tallied.
Trump came out last September for Lake, who has endorsed many of the 45th president’s claims that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election, saying “few can take on the Fake News media like Kari.”
“She is strong on Crime, will protect our Border, Second Amendment, Military, and Vets, and will fight to restore Election Integrity (both past and future!),” he said at the time.