Arizona Governor candidate Kari Lake, the far-right conspiracy promoting Republican who recently received an endorsement from Donald Trump, said she would not have certified the 2020 election results in the state.
Trump lost Arizona by over 10,000 votes.
The election was certified by election boards across the state.
But, Lake said she would not have certified the 2020 election results.
Lake has routinely echoed Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.
“Considering how much already at the time information we had about serious irregularities and problems with the election, I would not have certified it right then,” Lake said.
There were no ‘serious irregularities’ or problems with the election.
Election results are certified by the secretary of state, the governor, and other state officials.
A recent Republican-led election audit found that President Biden actually beat Trump by a few hundred more votes in Arizona than previously thought.
Despite the audit results, Lake lied last week claiming the election was “fraudulent” and “corrupted.”
Trump made similar claims after the audit results were released, falsely saying they further proved “significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!”
“My reaction is we have to make this right. We do not move on from this moment. We do not move on from November 2020 until we make this right,” Lake said to OANN September 26, calling for criminal charges against “the people who are involved with this.”
On September 28, Trump endorsed Lake, saying she “will do a far better job than RINO Governor Doug Ducey–won’t even be a contest!”
Ducey lost favor with Trump when he went ahead with certifying the state’s presidential election results in late November 2020 while ignoring a phone call from Trump.
Lake also recently suggested Trump should be carved into Mount Rushmore.