Kari Lake is not only a candidate in the Arizona Governor’s race, she’s the candidate endorsed by Donald Trump, the former President of the United States. In fact, he’ll be hosting an event in support of her candidacy at Mar-A-Lago next month. She may also be the candidate most devoted to pushing the Big Lie, falsely claiming that Trump won the 2020 election.
Check out this clip via the Republican Accountability Project. In it, a CNN reporter is speaking to Lake, and Lake begins to lash out, claiming that news media is “pushing a narrative.”
“You know that Joe Biden didn’t win by 81 million votes,” she asserts. (Biden won the 2020 election with 81.2 million votes to Donald Trump’s 74.2 million, as Ballotpedia documents here.)
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) October 20, 2021
When confronted with the fact that Biden did win the election and is the duly-elected President of the Unisted States, Lake snaps at the reporter.
“You really need to put down the crack pipe! Hunter’s crack pipe!”
Lake is devoted to the election fraud claim, listing it among the top issues on her campaign site, pushing for Voter ID, elimination of voting machines, and of course, audits. She cites statistics suggesting that the majority of Americans support voter ID laws, although the ACLU reports that 11% of U.S. citizens don’t have ID; that even if ID is offered for free, there are still hurdles to accessing it, including access to other identity documents, and transportation; and that this disproportionally affects specific demographics, including African-Americans, students, and low-income voters.
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