Date: March 25, 2023
“Kari Lake lost her election again this week after the Arizona Supreme Court rejected nearly all of her claims (six out of seven, to be exact.) But she didn’t let that stop her from getting on social media and claiming that she secured a massive victory because ONE of her claims was sent for review to the lower court. In addition to her lie, she also suggested that she was going to “burn it” to the ground, which could be perceived as a threat against the state. Farron Cousins explains what happened.
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Kari Lake has lost the Arizona election for governor of the state once again, as the Arizona Supreme Court struck down six out of these seven claims that she had made in her lawsuit. So basically they told her, you’ve got nothing. There’s no evidence to back up anything you said. You lost the election, please let it go. But to hear Kari Lake tell the story, you wouldn’t think she lost. You would think based on her response, as well as the response of other conservatives like Lauren Bobert, that Kari Lake just secured a massive victory. Kari Lake got on Twitter, and this isn’t even the craziest thing she said, but this is one of the things she said. She said, they have built a house of cards in Maricopa County. I’m not just going to knock it over. I’m going to burn it to the ground.
Okay? That that sounds totally normal and cool. Not, not crazy at all, Kari. So, so please, by all means, continue tweeting, things like that because it makes you look like a totally normal, rational, well-balanced person. Yes, that is a thing. Um, here’s the thing. She lost. You’re a loser. You’re continuing the grift because, you know, if you fall out of that spotlight, then you disappear in Republican world, basically. But when I said she’s lying to her friends on social, social media, here’s what I mean. As I said, the court struck down six outta the seven claims that she made. The one claim that the Supreme Court sent back down to the lower court was, Hey, double check that the signature verification was accurate. Like, that’s it. It wasn’t saying throw these out. It was just saying, do your due diligence, double check, make sure all the rules were followed, not look for anomalies, not we think there’s fraud.
It was just make sure everybody did the, did it the way they were supposed to. I mean, the, the, the court actually says if Lake can prove votes af uh, were affected in sufficient numbers to alter the outcome of the election based on a competent mathematical basis to conclude that the outcome would plausibly have been different, not simply an untethered assertion of uncertainty. Otherwise, the claim that was originally dismissed was properly dismissed. So Kari Lake has to go back to that lower court and prove mathematically that somehow the signature verification was wrong and there was enough votes to whatever lake like it’s not gonna happen. Because if she had that evidence, she would’ve presented it when she first filed the lawsuit and it first got tossed because the judges said, you have no evidence to support any of your claims.
So here’s what she put on social media. After, of course, the ridiculous burn it to the ground post, she said, huge AZ Supreme Court rules in favor of Carrie Lake forces lower court to look at signature verification issues. Nope, Nope, that’s not what happened. The State Supreme Court told the lower court, Hey, y’all make sure everything was okay, Carrie, if you can go back to court and you prove mathematically that something was wrong, then maybe we’ll take a look at it again. They, they did not say that they’re gonna force the lower court to look at anomalies. No, that’s, that’s actually your responsibility. It’s your burden of proof to bear. But as I said, it didn’t stop there. I’m going through a Twitter feed right now. Carrie Lake War Room, which is run by Carrie Lake’s team, uh, tweeted that out with a message, uh, Twitter user DC Draino, who’s a big conservative guy, tweeted it out with like the red flashing light emoji.
And then of course, you had Laura Bobber who tweeted Big Win for Election Integrity. The fact that signature verification is a controversial topic is ridiculous in the first place. Who, who said it was controversial? Lauren? That’s, that’s not a thing that happened. That’s something you created in your head. And this isn’t a huge it, well, technically the whole ruling is a huge win for election integrity because they didn’t allow a lunatic to just toss out the results because she’s a sore loser. Grifter, Carrie Lake is gonna lose again, which will make this what, the sixth or seventh time.