Outgoing Arizona Gov. Ducey welcomes Democrat Hobbs, but Lake doesn’t concede

Governor-elect of Arizona Katie Hobbs hugs her twin sister, Becky Hobbs, at a rally to celebrate Hobbs’ victory on Nov. 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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PHOENIX — Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory.

Ducey met with Hobbs in his office more than a week after her victory became clear and days after the last ballots were counted. However, defeated Republican Kari Lake has not conceded and has worked since the election to draw attention to voters who say they were affected by a problem with ballot printers at some polling places in Maricopa County.

“All of us have waited patiently for the democratic process to play out,” Ducey said in a statement. “The people of Arizona have spoken, their votes have been counted and we respect their decision.”

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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