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The Republican voters have spoken at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and they want Kari Lake.
They did not pick her for the presidency, but as the vice president in the 2024 presidential election as the former Republican candidate for governor was victorious in the events straw poll for the role.
“Lake won 20% of the vote, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 14%. Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley came in 3rd at 10%,” Conservative Review reported.
Lake was one of the featured speakers at the event where she said that she believed an “America First” strategy is what the nation needs.
“I have complete faith, and I have complete confidence that this country can and will get things back on track,” she said.
She also said that she was offered cash if she would get out of the political arena.
“This person standing before me was sent at the request of some powerful people back East,” she said. “They want me out of politics. But what a minute, I thought already stopped us? Why are they so afraid, I thought they already stopped our movement.”
Last week, somebody came to her house and tried to buy @KariLake out of politics.
But @KariLake can’t be bought.
“There is no price that I would sell out my country for.” pic.twitter.com/QGIccw1gLC
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 4, 2023
The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday agreed to expedite a hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by 2022 GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake alleging that election improprieties cost her a victory.
Last month, Lake filed a “Motion To Expedite” the case, arguing that “expeditious action to resolve these issues is needed to safeguard Arizona voters’ right to free and equal elections.”
She argued that the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of appeals disregarded the evidence, “ignored this Court’s precedents for reviewing election contests and ratified Maricopa officials’ decision to ignore Arizona’s ballot chain-of-custody (“COC”) and logic and accuracy testing (“L&A testing”) requirements set forth in Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual (“EPM”), and A.R.S. §§16-621(E), 16-449, 16-452(C).”
“The court of appeals’ Opinion denying petitioner Kari Lake’s appeal ruled that Arizona election laws don’t matter,” the filing stated.
The state’s highest court issued its ruling on Thursday, setting a March 21 date to consider whether to accept Lake’s new petition. The court ordered defendants to issue responses by March 13.
Last month, the appeals court ruled that voters were able to cast their ballots and votes were counted properly in Arizona during November’s midterm elections.
“Lake argues that the superior court erred by dismissing her claims asserting equal protection and due process violations. Her arguments fail, however, because these claims were expressly premised on an allegation of official misconduct in the form of interference with on-site tabulators — the same alleged misconduct as in Lake’s printer/tabulator claim,” the ruling stated, upholding Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ victory.
“Because these claims were duplicative of a claim that Lake unsuccessfully pursued at trial, the superior court did not err by dismissing them. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the superior court’s ruling confirming Hobbs’s election as governor. We deny Hobbs’s request for an award of attorney’s fees on appeal because she offered no substantive basis for the award,” the appeals court noted further.
“Evidence ultimately supports the conclusion that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies the election results,” it said.
Lake responded on Twitter to the news, writing: “BREAKING: I told you we would take this case all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Buckle up, America!”
Earlier this month, Lake said she’s “entertaining” a possible U.S. Senate run.
During an interview with Charlie Kirk on his Real America’s Voice show, Lake hinted that she could run for the Senate in the 2024 election if she doesn’t get a “decent ruling” in her lawsuit for the Arizona gubernatorial election.
When Kirk asked if she was “entertaining” a Senate run, Lake replied: “Yes I am entertaining it. I mean my number one priority is our court case, and I have full confidence in our court case and I hope we will get a judge to do the right thing. But I’m also looking at what happens if we don’t get a decent ruling in that, and they want me to go away, they want our movement to go away. I represent we the people, and if they want us gone so badly that they’re willing to steal an election then I’m not going to let them have that, I won’t go away.”