With hundreds of thousands of votes left to count in Arizona, gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joins the Glenn Beck Program to explain why she's "100% confident" that she will win. Lake gives her thoughts on why the ballot counting has been so slow, why that's "embarrassing" for Arizona, and whether Republican candidate for senator Blake Masters will also win his election.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Kari, welcome to the program.
KARI: Hey, how are you, Glenn? Good to talk to you this morning.
GLENN: I'm trying to figure out, if I can let myself be happy about your victory.
KARI: Let me help you be happy, how is that?
GLENN: Good. Do it. Do it.
KARI: Well, first of all, you know, I think what we've learned in our past several election cycles, is that our election officials can control the narrative.
It's real easy, by the amount of votes they release. By the amount of results they release. And that's what we have going on here. It's become politicized. We're going to win. I'm 100 percent confident at that. I'm looking right now at the latest numbers I got, and there are 621 -- a little -- almost 622,000 votes left to be counted here in Arizona. And they're slow rolling to count. Twenty-four hours more, than 24 hours past the election. Yesterday, they only counted less than 60,000 votes.
This is outrageous. They're doing this intentionally, in my opinion. They're not speeding this up, as they should.
There are -- let me just tell you why we should win. 384,414 Election Day mail-in ballot drop-offs. Now, these are the people who don't trust bringing it down and putting it down in these drop boxes.
These are the people who don't necessarily trust even the Postal Service, with their ballots. They walked it into a polling place on Election Day.
We already know those will trend heavily toward us. Two to one. Maybe even three to one.
And there's a huge majority left to be counted there. We also have 17,000 drawer three. Those were the ones, when they showed up at their polling place, on Election Day, oh, wow. The machines aren't working. Just put your ballot over here, in drawer number three.
And we have a provisional ballot -- 16,000 -- these are ballots, the vast majority, that are to be counted, that will go heavily to us.
And we know we will win this. They're trying to delay the inevitable. And they're really embarrassing Arizona, once again. On just a national stage. But a global stage. They wanted to write the obituary of the America first movement, on election night.
And the America first movement is alive and well. They haven't taken anything away from this movement. We are still strong. And we are still going to win and continue to fight for America first ideas.
GLENN: If you have those kinds of numbers still yet to come. And they do indeed fall like that, there is a good chance that we have a senator from Arizona, as well.
KARI: I do believe, that these could push Blake over the top. I really do. I talked to Blake yesterday. He's in pretty good spirits. He's a little bit closer than I am. Mine will definitely fall, and I think we could end up with a very nice victory.
KARI: His would be a little bit more of a squeaker. But I think they're going to go his direction.
When you look at 384,000 votes that are people who dropped them off on Election Day, I mean, there is a chance we could get 80 percent or more of those, if we want to be very conservative, we'll get you know two out of --
GLENN: 50 percent.
KARI: More than 50 percent. And so, the ballots that are left to be counted, and there's a lot of them.
Like I said, 622,000 ballots left to be counted. They're going to skew heavily in our favor. And I'm only down by a few thousand votes right now.
GLENN: So -- so people understand, and the rest of the country, Arizona. Arizona does it the reverse way. Than everybody else does. Everybody else counts the night.
And then they count the other ballots, that are coming in. Arizona, for some reason, counts the -- the preelection night ballots. And then counts the day, right?
And then the day ballots.
KARI: Uh-huh, yep. And they dragged their feet doing this. This is the same thing they did in the primary, Glenn.
GLENN: What is their reasoning to do that? Why do you think they would do that?
KARI: Well, you're asking me to get into the head of a man named Steven Richter and Bill Gates, who is on our board of supervisors. And, frankly, that's not a place I want to be.
KARI: All I will say, it's the same thing. They have slow rolled the results during the primary. Took them days.
When they finally -- when I finally got a tiny bit over, where I was beating my opponent. They announced it right then and there, to the headlines read, Kari Lake wins in a squeaker, with you know half a percentage point. Then they finished counting the rest of the ballots, which were all in my favor. I actually won the primary by five points. That's a nice win, especially when I was up against spending of my opponent spending 3:1 on me. She spent $30 million. So they want the story. They want the narrative to look like, there's no energy here. We have a massive movement. We have energy that if you could -- if you could somehow contain this energy, you could make you know the most powerful energy source in Arizona right now.
KARI: None of that has changed. We're just waiting for incompetent people to do their job. And we're willing to wait. I will tell you this, when I get into office, it will be at the top of my list, on day one. We'll start to reform our elections, so we're not the butt of all jokes. And of our great, wonderful citizens aren't waiting for days, to find out who won an election.
GLENN: It's inexcusable.
KARI: It's inexcusable and disrespectful to the people of this great state. And we're not going to have it anymore. We're not going to have it anymore.
GLENN: Kari, best of luck to you.
I -- I think you've -- I think you're over the hurdle. If -- if, you know -- it turns out the way it usually turns out in these situations, for Republicans. That they have a lot more of the share on the final -- final polls, which I think is true.
GLENN: I can't wait to see you in office, and see what you're going to do.
There are three parties, I just. There is the Republican, Democrat, and the DeSantis kind of style of party. And you are -- you are part of that.
GLENN: Yeah. Well, we're going to do big things for Arizona.
I already am working. We have a transition team working to do big things.
I'm not going to slow down because Maricopa county can't get their act together.
We are moving towards governing this state. And I'm not going to slow down because they can't count ballots, and they're dragging this out.
GLENN: Do you have a result at all, on the attorney general?
KARI: Well, Abe, I think he just passed across from me. He actually announced that he's won, because he is now ahead.
GLENN: Okay. Good. Good. Glad to hear that. You can't about it in there without it. With somebody who wants to sue you from day one.
KARI: These are a big, big drop of ballots, that have yet to be counted. That are going to go our way. And I want people out there to know, that we will win this. And we will do great things for Arizona. And they have unfortunately, taken a lot of people, who are already pissed off. I can say that word.
And they've pissed us off, even further.
So we are even more motivated to do big things. And do them quickly.
GLENN: Yeah. Good.
Kari, best of luck. Thank you for stopping by. Appreciate it. God bless. Kari Lake, that's good news.