QAnon Nutbag Kari Lake Wins GOP Arizona Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports:

Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday.

Lake’s victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up behind lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson in an attempt to push their party past the chaotic Trump era.

Lake said she would not have certified President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory and put false claims of election fraud at the center of her campaign. Republicans now enter the general election sprint with a slate of nominees closely allied with Trump who deny that Biden was legitimately elected president.

CNN reports

Lake has made lies about election fraud the centerpiece of her campaign — an approach likely to continue in a November general election matchup against Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs, the secretary of state who has defended Arizona’s 2020 presidential results and its largely mail-in voting system.

Hours before polls closed, Lake had already declared to reporters that either she would win or the outcome would be fraudulent. “If we don’t win, there’s some cheating going on. And we already know that,” she said Tuesday.

Her victory makes her the fourth Republican who has pushed Trump’s election lies to win a major nomination in Arizona.