Kari Lake will not shy away from election plots

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Kari Lake, who was running for governor of Arizona in last November’s midterm elections, continued to tout election conspiracies on Saturday and called for “fair elections.”

Lake made her comments in reference to a video shared on Twitter by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, that begins “How to Steal an Election.” A narrator in the video then accuses Democrats and the media of being responsible for Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election.

“And then do it again in 2022. Time to stand up and say ‘No!’ to say,” Lake wrote on Twitter in reference to the midterm elections. “We, the people, demand fair elections and we are going to get them.”

Lake, who lost the governorship to Katie Hobbs, a Democrat and Arizona Secretary of State, refused to budge and led legal efforts to challenge the results of the election. She insisted she won despite a lack of evidence and failed court attempts to overturn the result.

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On Friday, Lake claimed that a coalition of Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in name only) had worked to manipulate the final result in favor of Hobbs, who defeated her by just over 17,000 votes.

“The Red Wave happened in AZ,” tweeted Lake, who has repeatedly said there is “shocking” evidence of fraud but has been unable to provide any. “Crooked Dems and RINOs rigged our elections. EVERYONE knows that the people of Arizona did NOT vote for cartel controlled goons like Hobbs, Fontes & Mayes. Fraudsters have stolen the state government of Arizona.”

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She also cited a report by conspiracy theorist Greg Rubini as evidence that she had won the election. Rubini’s report details the “real” state-level results of several key battleground states in the 2020 presidential election.

Rubini, who claims to have contacts with senior intelligence officials, had his Twitter account temporarily suspended in 2020 for repeatedly violating the platform’s policies by touting conspiracy theories, including those related to COVID-19, the agency said. UK Time News. Buzzfeed previously reported in June 2020 that Rubini is an alias of a 61-year-old Italian man who worked in marketing and music promotion, with no national security or intelligence credentials.

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Kari Lake, the Republican gubernatorial nominee from Arizona, addresses supporters in Scottsdale, Arizona, on November 8, 2022. Lake continued to tout election conspiracy Saturday and called for “fair elections.”
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In his report Friday, Rubini claimed that Trump — who lost Arizona narrowly to Joe Biden in 2020 by just under 11,000 votes — actually dominated the results there by more than 13 points, a conclusion Rubini reached by reverse-engineering the results by to use the scientific method. However, he never explained how he came to that conclusion.

Meanwhile, Lake attacked RINO’s during an appearance last week with conservative commentator Charlie Kirk, insisting that this side of the Republican Party was “panicked.”

“When you’re in politics, you’re working for the people. You’re not in charge; the people are in charge, and we need to get back to that,” Lake said. “And right now we’re looking at this RINO class of our party trying to get into all these little legislative districts and take back control. And I want the rank and file to know: Don’t give them an inch.”

News week contacted Lake’s press office for comment.

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