Elections

Lake has made the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen a central piece of her campaign and her policy platform.

Kari Lake, Republican candidate for Arizona governor, waves to supporters after speaking at her election night party, Aug. 2, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. | Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo

Trump-endorsed former newscaster Kari Lake, a leading proponent of the former president’s election conspiracy theories in Arizona, has won the GOP nomination to be the state’s next governor.

Lake defeated a Republican field that included Karrin Taylor Robson, a real estate developer and former member of the state board of regents whose supporters included term-limited GOP Gov. Doug Ducey and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Lake has made the false claim that the 2020 election was stolen a central piece of her campaign and her policy platform, and she has said that she would not have certified President Joe Biden’s narrow victory in the state in the last presidential election.

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