Kari Lake, a Republican from Arizona, was sighted with former President Donald Trump on Thursday in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, sparking speculation that she would be chosen as Trump’s running mate in 2024.
According to Lake, she was in Florida researching potential voter suppression in the Arizona governor’s election, which has been declared in favor of her rival, Democrat Katie Hobbs. Lake has not yet given up the fight.
The Associated Press called the race on Monday and declared Hobbs the winner. According to 270towin, the election between Lake and Hobbs was close, with Lake receiving 49.67% of the vote to Hobbs’ 50.33%.
However, due to the problems with the voting machines that occurred in Maricopa County on Election Day, Lake stated that she wanted to investigate the legal aspects of voting, according to the AP.
The vote tabulating equipment malfunctioned at 20 to 30 percent of Maricopa County’s polling places on November 8; Maricopa County is the most populous county in Arizona.
Lake has been vocal about this problem, and on Thursday she posted a video in which she claimed that Arizona voters had been denied the right to vote.
Lake declared, “Our election officials failed us miserably.”
“Rest assured, I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week. I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs,” she continued.
Arizona, we are still in the fight. pic.twitter.com/ytaGvqG5J0
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 17, 2022
Then, on Thursday, Lake went to Mar-a-Lago to see Trump, who had endorsed her and had been a staunch supporter of her during the gubernatorial campaign, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Lake’s visit to Trump helped to divert attention from the Arizona governor race after Trump declared on Tuesday that he would run for president again in 2024. As a result, some people started to speculate about Trump and Lake running together in 2024.
The Washington Post stated that when Lake arrived at a luncheon held by the America First Policy Institute at Mar-a-Lago, she was greeted with a standing ovation.
Even though Lake claimed she was still engaged in the Arizona campaign, the media attention generated by her photo with Trump has led some to speculate that Lake’s political career may take a different turn.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“Lake was frequently discussed as a potential vice-presidential pick for Trump, although she maintained on the campaign trail that she intended to serve a full term as governor if elected. Now that she’s been defeated for state office, her political path is less clear,” the Post noted.
Across Twitter, GOP and Trump supporters have been happy about seeing pictures of Lake and Trump.
One Twitter user posted a picture of Trump and Lake together with the caption, “Trump, Kari Lake, Bolsonaro – let’s go.” CONTINUE READING…