Arizona Republic: Kari Lake Is “All About Selling Snake Oil”

For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 27th, 2022

Contact: Josselyn Berry,

Arizona Republic: Kari Lake Is “All About Selling Snake Oil”

New column slams Lake’s dangerous election denialism, lies and misinformation


PHOENIX — In a new column for the Arizona Republic, Laurie Roberts condemned the “ugly picture” Arizona elections present, fueled by candidates like Kari Lake. Following reports of voter intimidation, death threats against  Arizona Secretary of State and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, and Lake’s repeated refusal to accept the results of the upcoming election, Lake has created “chaos.”


“For the past two years, Kari Lake has made lying and threats against anyone who doesn’t share her extremist views the hallmark of her campaign,” Arizona Democratic Party spokeswoman Josselyn Berry said. “The world Kari Lake created not only makes a joke out of Arizona but also puts our democracy in jeopardy. We cannot afford four years of Kari Lake — she must be defeated this November.”


READ MORE: Arizona’s election is all about selling snake oil. Take a good look, America

Opinion: Once again, the world is watching Arizona, and what an ugly picture we present. Take a good look, America. This is what two years of false cries that you cannot trust elections will get you.

In Cochise County, the Republican-run Board of Supervisors voted this week to hand count ballots in the looming election, even as the county’s own lawyer – and most everybody else – warned that such a move would be illegal.

On the airwaves, Kari Lake once again made it clear this week that she has no intention of accepting the results of the Nov. 8 election unless those results make her our next governor.

In various areas of the state, anyone who dares to put their ballots into a drop box must be prepared to be photographed and investigated by a group of possibly armed vigilantes, spurred on by Mark Finchem, a guy who is hoping to become our next secretary of state.

Meanwhile, the death threats keep arriving at Arizona election offices.

“If you c— lickers continue to f— with the integrity of AZ elections, I guarantee you We the People will remove you from office,” reads the latest one received by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “Additionally, if you own a home we will find you through the Tax Assessors Website. Remember the French Revolution of 1799?”

Take a good look, America. This is what two years of unending lies and misinformation – of false cries that you cannot trust our elections – will get you.

Kari Lake won’t accept the results if she loses

Ah, election integrity.

Apparently, the only way we can proclaim it exists is if Republican Kari Lake becomes our next governor.

For months, she’s been setting the stage, Trump-style, warning Arizona voters that they cannot trust any election result that doesn’t result in her becoming our next governor.

On Sunday, she was at it again, repeating debunked claims about a “stolen” 2020 election and hinting that she won’t accept a loss in 2022.

“I will accept the results of this election if we have a fair, honest and transparent election,” she told ABC’s Jonathan Karl. “Absolutely, 100 percent.”

Of course, the odds of her accepting that any election in which she’s the loser as “fair, honest and transparent” are zero.

Her entire campaign is based on the lie that the 2020 election was stolen – a lie she has gleefully sold to gullible voters despite any actual evidence of a plot to steal the election.

Fraud that apparently continues … in her mind, at least.


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