Kari Lake might have lost the race for governor of Arizona, however a minimum of she has her dignity, proper?
Oops, scratch that! It seems as if the TV journalist-turned-Republican politician is make the identical type of election fraud claims that didn’t work for former president Donald Trump in 2020.
Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs was named the winner of Arizona’s contest by Monday night time, however Lake was nonetheless refusing to concede Thursday.
In a video message posted to social media — underneath the caption “Arizona, we are still in the fight” — Lake stated she is gathering her legal professionals and amassing proof of individuals having issue voting on Election Day, according to The Associated Press.
“Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” Lake stated within the video — which, after all, she filmed with a soft-focus lens. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs.”
Lake is claiming that lengthy traces at some polling locations, together with poll printer issues at a few third of the vote facilities in Maricopa County, disenfranchised those that couldn’t wait on the polls.
“What happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable,” she stated.
However, Maricopa County election officers insist that every one ballots had been counted and that voters who needed to keep away from traces had the choice of going to any polling place within the county.
In her video, Lake additionally said that Hobbs, who’s at present Arizona’s secretary of state, ought to have recused herself from any function within the election. The AP notes that whereas the secretary of state creates election procedures and certifies tools, the office isn’t chargeable for counting ballots, a process that’s carried out by the state’s 15 counties.
You can see Lake ignore arduous details with a soft-focus lens within the video beneath.
Twitter customers weren’t impressed by Lake’s election fraud accusations, particularly since Arizona Republicans did have some excellent news on this month’s midterms, flipping a pair of House seats.
Considering that Lake had preemptively threatened election denial previously — claiming throughout her major that “If we don’t win, there’s some cheating going on” — many Twitter customers had been completely happy to brutally mock her.
“Does Rudy still have an Arizona law license?” quipped one tweet, referring to former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his efforts to problem the 2020 election outcomes.