Kari Lake Denies Reality, Doubles Down on the Big Lie

For Immediate Release
June 14th, 2022
Contact: Josselyn Berry| jberry@azdem.org
Kari Lake Denies Reality, Doubles Down on the Big Lie

PHOENIX– The January 6th committee held its second hearing yesterday, further clarifying how far Republicans are willing to go to destroy democracy and overthrow an election.  The hearings so far have painted a disturbing, but clear picture of a president who knew he had lost the 2020 election, but was willing to do anything to grasp onto power, and had plenty of lackeys and sycophants willing to help. 

Kari Lake is more than happy to carry on the Big Lie, despite reality proving that the 2020 election was free, fair and legitimate. During the June 13th Arizona Republican “debate” that only Lake showed up to, Lake went on her usual tirade that the 2020 election was stolen, saying, “It was a debacle. It was stolen, it was corrupt and rotten to the core, and I will continue to say that until my last dying breath. The election of 2020 was stolen from us.” Lake then proceeds with more lies that our elections aren’t secure, saying we need a “one day election”  and “we need to get rid of these electronic voting machines.” 

A reminder that Kari Lake has joined with Mark Finchem, who actually participated in the January 6th insurrection, in a lawsuit to ban ballot tabulation machines in Arizona elections, despite that making elections near impossible to manage in a state with about 4 million registered voters.  

“Kari Lake is living in an alternate reality where Trump is still president and she’s governor of Arizona. Thankfully for us that’s not real,” said Josselyn Berry, spokesperson for the Arizona Democratic Party. “Doubling down on the lie that the 2020 election was stolen may help Lake in a GOP primary, but it’ll get her nowhere with normal, sane Independent Arizona voters who have already moved on.” 

More Background on Kari Lake Spewing the Big Lie:

  • Kari Lake wrongly says January 6th defendants are in prison without charges: In a bungled March 13, 2022 interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Lake falsely claimed, “people are being held in prison without being charged..” 
  • Kari Lake claims she’s the only candidate for governor calling for and demanding decertification: In a September 13th, 2021 tweet, Lake says “I am the ONLY candidate for AZ Governor calling for and demanding decertification, if audit shows Trump won.” Spoiler alert: It showed Biden won
  • Kari Lake says she would not have certified Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Arizona if she was governor: In a July 28, 2021 interview with OANN, when asked how she would have handled the certification of the 2020 election, Lake said “I would not have certified it. 

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