An Arizona police lab found nothing in a file the Kari Lake campaign claimed contained a “suspicious” powder.
The letter was sent to Ms. Lake’s campaign headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona on November 5.
A worker said he was holding a “suspicious white powder.”
said Phoenix Police Department Communications Director Donna Rossi Republic of Arizona that “the state laboratory examined the items delivered to them” and that “they found that there was no substance inside.”
According DailyMail.com, the campaign believed at the time that it was a “terrorist attack, attempting to intimidate Kerry and the campaign staff.”
“Yesterday, one of Kari’s staffers opened an envelope that had a suspicious white powder and it had a letter with a bunch of profanity and ranting and raving about Kari,” a source close to the campaign told the outlet earlier this month. . “The clerk then noticed a second package that was exactly like the first one she had opened and reported it.”
On Oct. 25, the office of Ms. Lake’s Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, was broken into.
The Lake campaign responded by holding a press conference and joking that surveillance footage showed someone entering Ms. Lake’s office as they showed images of a person in a chicken suit.
A hazmat team and bomb squad both responded to the scene to take care of the envelope which was later revealed to be harmless.
At the time of the incident, Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Phil Krinsky said DailyMail.com that “officers responded to a found property call in an office building near 40th Street and Camelback Road. When officers arrived they learned that there were suspicious items in the mail. Additional resources responded to collect the items and secure the area.”
Ms. Lake is trying to sow doubt in Arizona’s gubernatorial race as Democrat Katie Hobbs extends her lead to 26,979 votes.
A TV presenter turned Donald Trump ally and election naysayer, Ms Lake is now trailing, with 49.3 per cent of the vote to Ms Hobbs’ 50.7 per cent – with 83 per cent of votes now being counted.
The race remains too close to call, with voters likely waiting until next week to find out the outcome of the race.
Late Friday, Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly won re-election, giving Democrats a crucial victory in their fight to retain a majority in the upper chamber of Congress.