AZ REFUSES To Certify Kari Lake Election Citing Maricopa Issues, Democrats VOW Lawsuit To FORCE Them. Several AZ counties are refusing to certify the results as well. Democrats are furious saying they will sue. Marc Elias, a democrat lawyer, has warned the counties if they do not certify on time. Kari Lake is saying she will defeat Katie Hobbs despite media claiming Hobbs is projected to win. But the margin of victory for Hobbs is 17,000 votes which is the same number cited by Bill Gates in AZ that were affected by errors.