Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is vowing to push changes to state election laws that would dramatically curb, if not eliminate altogether, early voting, which she sees as problematic.
“Our Constitution says Election Day. It doesn’t say election season, election month. And the longer you drag that out, the more fraught with problems there are,” Lake told ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl in an interview from last week that aired on Sunday.
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The interview was heavily slanted against Lake as could be expected given how much Democrats and their media stooges have invested in painting Lake as an anti-democracy crazy who is joined at the hip with former President Donald J. Trump who continues to contend that there was something very fishy about 2020.
But Lake fully understands how to play their game, having extensive media experience herself as a longtime television news reporter, and like she did last week with CNN’s Dana Bash, she made short work of Karl as well during the interview, leaving him to do his damage through the editing process by calling her a liar when introducing the portion of the talk which aired on Sunday’s edition of “This Week.”
“As governor, would you seek to change the election laws? And specifically, would you look to limit early voting and mail-in voting in Arizona?” Karl asked after introducing the segment by claiming that Lake was the most vociferous in pushing “Donald Trump’s lies” about the 2020 election.
“I don’t know exactly how we’ll do it, but we will secure our elections, restore faith in our elections, make sure our elections are honest and transparent,” Lake said.
Karl countered with this question: “I assume everybody wants that. But specifically early voting and mail-in voting, which you’ve been very critical of — would you seek to limit it?”
“I think, you know, a lot of things going back to when I first started voting back in the 80s, we had Election Day. Our Constitution says Election Day. It doesn’t say election season, election month. And the longer you drag that out, the more fraught with problems there are,” said Lake. “We just saw problems this week with Katie Hobbs, my opponent. She just put out — sent out 6,000 ballots that went – the wrong type of ballots to the wrong people.”
Karl countered: “But just to be clear, the Republicans on the Board of Supervisors, the Republican governor, now the Republican candidate for Senate, running along with you, the Republican Attorney General under Donald Trump, Bill Barr — all said that there, that there wasn’t, you know, that the election was — was not stolen.”
“Well, we have a lot of corruption in the system, and they don’t want — I think a lot of people who were responsible for that election know that there were rules broken and laws broken, and they don’t want to admit fault, OK?” Lake said.