Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a Republican, has serious questions after a local news outlet declared her Democratic opponent the winner of the November 8 election.
During a news broadcast Thursday evening, Fox 10 published a widget showing Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs winning the race by a significant margin.
According to Fox 10, the graphic was generated by the Associated Press and was a mistake.
This graphic was never meant to go on air — the numbers were only part of a test. The station has taken steps to make sure this cannot happen again.— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) October 28, 2022
The incident has prompted Arizona Republican Congressman Jake Hoffman to introduce legislation, citing election interference.
Rep. Jake Hoffman announces agenda to curb Media Interference in Elections— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 28, 2022
“This coming legislative session I will be introducing a bill to hold news outlets accountable should they interfere with Arizona’s election and/or disenfranchise Arizona voters like this in the future” pic.twitter.com/BJX7OwVLMW
Meanwhile, Lake is leading Hobbs in the polls with the election less than two weeks away.
🚨 ARIZONA GOVERNOR POLLING TRENDS By Insider Advantage— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 26, 2022
(R) Kari Lake 49% (+3)
(D) Katie Hobbs 46%
(R) Kari Lake 54% (+11)
(D) Katie Hobbs 43%
✅ That's 𝟴 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧 swing towards Kari Lake by the same pollster pic.twitter.com/q64syoXeXj