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Kari Lake's Election Denial in Arizona Looms Large for 2024 Race

Republican candidate for governor is echoing Trump’s false claims with a campaign that has gained national attention on the right

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If Kari Lake becomes Arizona governor as polls suggest, she is likely to keep the critical swing state at the center of a national fight over election denial ahead of the 2024 presidential race, when former President Donald Trump is likely to run again.

In an unorthodox first-time campaign for political office, Lake embraced Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, saying that she would not have certified Joe Biden’s win in the state, suing in an unsuccessful effort to stop the use of voting machines and declining to say if she would accept the results of the election if she lost.