Kari Lake commends the official’s willingness to step down if the election is overturned

Kari Lake’s campaign praises a New Jersey school board official who expressed his willingness to resign after it was reportedly discovered that a computer error had wrongly resulted in him being declared the winner of his choice.

According to Asbury Park Press, a human error occurred during the installation of software on a number of spreadsheet machines in Ocean Township, which ultimately led to an incorrect count of votes in the community’s Board of Education election campaign in November. The race will now proceed to a recount, which could result in the election being annulled.

One of the officials affected by the error, Steve Clayton, said the newly updated count will likely take him from 20 votes ahead of his opponent to one vote behind. If that holds up in a recount, he said he’s ready to resign.

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The campaign office of Kari Lake, a Republican loser in the Arizona gubernatorial campaign and pictured above, praises a New Jersey school board official who said he would resign if a recount shows he lost the November race. A computer error was reportedly discovered. The inset shows a voting machine.
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“I’m a board member until I’m not a board member,” Clayton said Press. “My main concern is the integrity of the election and that the people have confidence in the outcome of whoever takes the seat.”

This pleased the person who ran Lake’s campaign account, as she continues to wage an unworldly and conspiracy-laden campaign to reverse her defeat by Democrat Katie Hobbs in Arizona’s gubernatorial campaign this fall.

“This is how the process should work,” her campaign tweeted. “Does anyone in Maricopa County have the integrity to stand up and do the right thing?”

While she has hyped “shocking” new evidence of fraud in recent days, Lake’s legal team has failed to prove the merits of her allegations of a “rigged” election and is currently attempting to appeal a lost lawsuit in court in which there are rampant voting problems. Counting machines in metropolitan areas such as Maricopa County.

Meanwhile, the election — and a subsequent recount in the much closer race for the Attorney General title — was confirmed in favor of Democrats.

While Clayton feels obligated to acknowledge the end result, other officials said it would be inappropriate to “reverse” the race’s outcome without a clear explanation of how – and when – the officials got it wrong.

“Reversing the outcome of a race more than two months after the election is totally unacceptable and raises questions about the integrity of the Monmouth County and state elections,” said Democratic state Sen. Vin Gopal Press. “Monmouth County and the state owe voters complete transparency as to how these mistakes occurred and what steps are being taken to ensure they are never repeated.”

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Rick Schindler

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