Kari Lake headed to Iowa for political events, raising national profile

"Election integrity is so critical in every state," said the 2022 GOP candidate for governor of Arizona, who is challenging her defeat in court.

Published: February 6, 2023 6:51pm

Updated: February 7, 2023 6:36am

Former GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is heading this week to her home state of Iowa, where she plans to attend two upcoming political events and talk about her signature issue. 

"Election integrity is important to everyone across the country, even in states where they're running their elections well," Lake said Monday on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show.

"If they're looking the other way while other states are running shoddy and shady elections, it affects their citizens," added Lake, who is challenging her 2022 election defeat in court. "So we're going to talk about that and a bunch of the other issues, and I'm looking forward to getting back to my home state and seeing some of my friends and family in Iowa."

Lake grew up in the Hawkeye State before moving to Arizona for her former job as a news anchor. 

Since losing to current Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, Lake has continued to contest the results of the 2022 election in court, arguing that thousands of disproportionately Republican voters were disenfranchised on Election Day, when voting machine errors occurred in at least 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County. Citing these ballot-on-demand printing failures, questionable ballot signatures, and chain-of-custody failures, she is calling for a possible partial recount.

The Arizona Court of Appeals heard Lake's case on Feb.1, and as of now there hasn't been an update on the decision. 

"They sabotaged Election Day by intentionally printing out the wrong image on Election Day ballots, which caused the tabulator machines to jam in 60% of locations, and a quarter of a million ballots were spit out and unable to be read by the tabulators," Lake declared. 

"Election integrity is so critical in every state," Lake stressed. "When I was campaigning, I would say every state's a border state. Everybody in America wants our border to be secure. They want to make sure fentanyl is not getting in and leaving Arizona and going to the other states."

Lake's name has been bruited about as a possible running mate for former President Donald Trump in 2024, if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. She has said she is not focused on 2024 because her main concern is the election integrity case in Arizona. 

"I'm not running for or interested in that," she said last week on Steve Bannon's "War Room."

The Facts Inside Our Reporter's Notebook


Unlock unlimited access

  • No Ads Within Stories
  • No Autoplay Videos
  • VIP access to exclusive Just the News newsmaker events hosted by John Solomon and his team.
  • Support the investigative reporting and honest news presentation you've come to enjoy from Just the News.
  • Just the News Spotlight

    Support Just the News