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Kari Lake's Furious Reaction On Twitter To Her Election Loss Is An Instant Self-Own

Kari Lake was defeated by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs—and she's not taking it well.

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Kari Lake—a QAnon adherent and election denier who was the Republican nominee in Arizona's gubernatorial race—is not taking her election loss well, and a recent tweet she wrote is only adding to her troubles.

News outlets reported this week that Lake officially lost the gubernatorial race to Katie Hobbs, the Arizona Secretary of State whom Lake threatened with imprisonment on baseless and unspecified allegations of criminality related to the 2020 election.

Shortly after the election was called, a bitter Lake issued the following tweet:

"Arizonans know BS when they see it."

You can see the tweet below.

The tweet is ironic given that the results show that Arizonans had had enough of Lake and her own brand of BS, which made Arizona a hotbed for election fraud conspiracies, many of them furthered by Lake herself.

Lake's loss was yet another sign that those who've backed former Republican President Donald Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 general election was stolen were being repudiated at the ballot box.

The overwhelming majority of Trump's chosen candidates failed to make traction on Election Night, which did not result in the "red wave" Republican legislators and pollsters had counted on and were seen as a referendum on how much sway Trump and his rhetoric still have over the American electorate.

Lake and her supporters, for their part, alleged wrongdoing right to the bitter end, even going so far as to demand the military step in and redo what they alleged is a "false" election as she continued to fall behind Hobbs.

But Hobbs prevaled and as far as Twitter users were concerned, Lake's tweet was an instant self-own.

Although Lake continued to attack the electoral process, calling Arizona’s elections system a “laughingstock” and accusing Arizona's election officials of intentionally slowing down the process of tallying votes, she was shut down by Maricopa County's head of elections, who called her claims "offensive."

According to The New York Times, Lake is currently weighing whether to concede or launch a legal challenge, which has "set off a high-stakes tug of war within the Republican Party," which is currently torn between Trumpist election deniers and established leaders who have urged her to accept her loss.