GOP Reject Kari Lake Gets Rejected By Supreme Court In Elections Case

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What is Kari Lake’s end goal? She continues judicially challenging her defeat in Arizona’s race for governor last year, while now also running for Senate in the state. She can’t exactly serve as both governor and Senator in the event that these simultaneous ambitions prove successful.

Now, the Arizona state Supreme Court has rejected a request by Lake to transfer the current iteration of her case to before their bench. In other words, she wanted to skip procedural next steps in her proceedings before a lower level court in Arizona. A formal rejection by the state’s highest court of her request doesn’t list a particularly specific reason, though she also dangled a request for sanctions on key opponents of hers within her litigation that was also cast aside as moot.

“Appellant Lake does not show good cause for transferring the appeal from the court of appeals, where the matter has been fully briefed,” Arizona’s highest court said.

Lake recently attracted attention online — again — after she tried to use an incident at a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada to start making allegations of the dangers of the supposedly open border policies of the Biden administration, which remains a simply false characterization of the current status of any U.S. border. (The description is normally applied to the southern border.) Fox News ran with erroneous coverage of the incident, which investigators actually found to not be related to terrorism. It appears it was just an unfortunate car crash, though Lake insisted on X (formerly called Twitter) that Americans’ “worst fears are being realized.”

Others who ran with a misrepresentation of that border crossing incident include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Cruz spends a large amount of time podcasting, and he also recently wrote a book that he’s calling “Unwoke,” a strange expression meant to contrast with “woke,” the fearmongering term that some Republicans use for a wide variety of ostensibly liberal ideologies.

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