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Kari Lake is angry. And she’s not going to sit back and take what she sees as an affront to the founding principles of the United States of America.
On Sunday, Arizona Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said Maricopa County election officials need to be “locked up” for the botched 2022 Arizona election, as reported by The Hill.
Lake was speaking at Turning Point USA’s America Fest in Phoenix. The crowd was compiled mostly of young conservatives. Lake focused on the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election results, making allegations about both the 2020 presidential election and DemocraticGov.-elect Katie Hobbs’s “victory,” which Lake will be challenging in court this week.
“These people are crooks,” she said about Maricopa County election officials. “They need to be locked up.”
Lake added, “I’m not just going to knock that house of cards over. We’re going to burn it to the ground.”
Maricopa County is Arizona’s most populous jurisdiction and includes Phoenix. One of Lake’s claims is that there was voter disenfranchisement in the county after some Election Day vote centers experienced printer malfunctions.
Election officials, of course, had to acknowledge the printer issues because they were there for the whole world to see. But they insisted the disruptions had no real impact because affected voters could use one of the multiple backup options.
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