Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake on Sunday repeatedly declined to say whether or not she would settle for the outcomes of the election if she loses.
Throughout an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lake dodged when requested a number of instances whether or not she would settle for the outcomes of the election if she loses.
Lake pivoted to attacking her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs, the present secretary of state. She then stated twice, “I’m going to win the election, and I’ll settle for that end result,” earlier than persevering with her assaults towards Hobbs.
Lake, a former newscaster backed by former President Donald Trump, has put the denial of the 2020 election ends in the battleground state on the forefront of her marketing campaign. She has repeatedly boosted Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud and falsely referred to as President Joe Biden an illegitimate president.
Lake beforehand claimed with out proof that the midterm elections may be tainted by fraud. She made related feedback forward of the Republican major in August.
“They’re going to should cheat even more durable with the intention to win this,” Lake stated throughout a debate in June towards different GOP candidates.
Hobbs refused to debate Lake within the gubernatorial election, and defended her resolution in a separate interview on “State of the Union” Sunday. Hobbs accused Lake of being “solely fascinated by making a spectacle.”
Lake has repeatedly referred to as Hobbs a “coward” for her refusal to share the controversy stage. Final week, Lake was booted from an Arizona candidate city corridor earlier than Hobbs took the stage.