On Thursday, former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake claimed that it would be a “big red flag” if any of the 2024 Republican candidates did not support the view that the 2022 Arizona election had been stolen from her.
While speaking at a local GOP event in Nevada, Iowa, Lake stated that every time a candidate entered their town, they needed to ask them questions when they took the stage. She pointed out that one of the questions that needed to be asked related to election integrity. She then added that they should be even more specific in their line of questioning, asking whether or not they believed that the 2022 election in Arizona had been stolen. She added that if anyone’s response was not “’Absolutely, yes,’ that’s a big red flag.”
Lake lost in the gubernatorial race against then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) by about 17,000 votes. However, despite the loss, Lake has refused to accept the results and has launched a number of legal challenges against these action results.
During her speech, she also encouraged Republican voters to ask every single GOP candidate – from former President Trump to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy – what they thought of the 2022 election in Arizona.
Lake’s name has been floating around in discussions about former President Donald Trump’s potential running mates for 2024.