“We out- voted for fraud, we did not listen to what kind of fake news should have said,” Lake told reporters, according to the Arizona Mirror. “The MAGA movement has grown up and voted like their lives depended on It.”
Kari Lake predicted fraud before the first day
Lake’s victory was one of several for notorious election detractors in Arizona. If these Republicans win in November, they will have the opportunity to radically change the electoral process. in a key state in 2024 and beyond. Arizona became a land zero for unsubstantiated 2020 election conspiracies after Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump there – first the time the Democrat has held the state since 1996.
The lake will face Secretary of Arizona of Kathy Hobbs State (D) in in general elections. Hobbs defended the electoral process in Arizona as a person in accusation of confirmation of Biden’s victory in 2020.
“This bitter primary race who split the Republican Party on local and national the level finally came to an end and result is a candidate who took an extreme position on abortion, elections, weapons and more” said Raquel Teran, chairman of Democratic Party of Arizona.
Other election deniers who won in Arizona GOP primaries are over on Tuesday venture capitalist Blake Masters, now set to face Senator Mark Kelly (D) in one of most closely watched Senate races in country, and secretary of state candidate Mark Fincham.
Masters ran an ad that said, “I think Trump won” and Fincham, state deputy, was outside US Capitol on January 6, 2021, before the assault by the rioters building in a deadly attack. He identified himself with Oathkeepers, far-right extremist group and self-proclaimed militia, and said he would remove certification in the 2020 elections in Arizona. results if he had power to do this.
Endorsed by prominent election conspiracy theorists, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell and former Trump national Security adviser Michael Flynn Lake said she does not recognize Biden as the legitimate president of the country. She said that if she were governor in 2020, she wouldn’t have certified Biden win. And if she wins in November, Lake’s most dramatic election-related proposals will eliminate machines tabulate votes, like electronic equipment from Dominion Voting Systems used by Maricopa County, where more how half of Arizona residents live and replace them with people count manually millions of ballots from individual precincts where voters will required throw your ballots in human.
Government officials, many of their Republicans, warned that, counting everything ballots manually would make it impossible to meet statutory deadlines.
lake, if elected, also wants to stop voting by mail by exchanging it for and one on Election Day and strengthen voter identification and audit requirements, which already exists in Arizona.
52-year-old mother of the two started their careers in Iowa after studying journalism at university of Iowa. Many years later in an industry that ended with she is often criticized for disinformation exchange on her social media bills, lake left her anchor position at the local Fox station in Phoenix in March 2021. Three months later, she announced her campaign for governor.
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Lake won OK of Donald Trump in September of that year and in many ways modeled her campaign after that of in former the president. Even before the primaries, Lake told her supporters not to trust results of Primaries on Tuesday – if she doesn’t win.
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If Lake wins in fall, her lead move state right after Biden won Arizona in 2020 presidential election – possible a shift that alarmed many more ordinary republicans in state of the Grand Canyon. Lake vowed to try to adopt election-related policies that could make a difference. way Arizona vote – as well as how them votes are taken into account.
Hannah Knowles, Colby Itkowitz, and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez contributed to this report.