Laurie Roberts is no bleeding heart liberal. The conservative columnist for the Arizona Republic has been deemed “the queen of mean” for her often extreme rightwing positions.
But, in a new column, Roberts is chiding Republicans in her state for the way they’re responding to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema’s commanding 20,000-vote lead over Republican Martha McSally in the state’s Senate race.
“Republican Party officials and, of course, even President Donald Trump, are working themselves into an absolute lather over a nefarious Democratic scheme to steal the election,” she writes.
Roberts is annoyed that Republicans have already taken the results to court to throw out votes despite the count not even being final yet.
She is defending the Democrat counting the ballots, mocking Republicans for attacking the official for “allowing eligible voters to vote – AND for those votes to actually count.”
“Given the GOP hysterics, it was clear that things were reeeeally bad for McSally, who took a slim lead early on but steadily lost ground through the week as early ballots continued to be counted,” Roberts writes. “If McSally loses, it seems, it must be because Democrats stole the race.”