RACHEL MADDOW (HOST): Former Republican president Donald Trump has been calling for not just a recount in Maricopa, he's calling for a completely new election in Arizona. It didn't work out the way he wanted it to and so he wants the election to be redone. His candidates lost, therefore it must have been stolen or at least we should just do it again anyway. His former adviser who's now a podcaster, Steve Bannon, says that somehow the results in Arizona should not be certified. He said on his podcast that the certification in Arizona should somehow be blocked.
I don't know how he intends to do that, but it's an open question what Kari Lake is going to do now, now that NBC News has projected that she has lost the race for governor. Both she and the Republican candidate for Arizona Attorney General, whose race has not yet been called, they have both been alleging voter suppression against their voters somehow in Arizona. Just a couple of hours ago, Kari Lake went on Fox News and called the election in Arizona "botched." She said she does not know what the remedy for that should be but she said she doesn't know how you can certify an election that was so clearly botched. She also said she just knows that people of Arizona wouldn't vote for her opponent, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.