Judge drops the hammer on Kari Lake

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One of the biggest Trump-loving losers in the past year is Kari Lake. In typical Trump fashion, Lake could not accept that she lost the Arizona gubernatorial race in 2022, and her humiliating attempts to get the U.S. legal system to agree with her have been laughable. To this day, Lake is still contesting that election and failing bigly while trying to insist she’s relevant.

Lake addressed a friendly crowd at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Friday, echoing the old Trump snake-oil drivel that “I alone can fix it.” After announcing that she may run for Senator next year and would decide “maybe sometime in the fall,” Lake boasted: “I’ve looked at the polling, to be honest, and I believe I’m the only one who can win that race.”

On the same day, however, Lake took yet another deserved hit in her vain attempt to claim that her electoral loss was some sort of grand hoax or conspiracy. A judge ordered Lake’s legal team—Andrew Painter, Kurt Olson, and Alan Dershowitz—to pay $122,200 in sanctions following a federal court finding that Lake’s election fraud lawsuit was “frivolous.” Although the judge limited Dershowitz’s contribution after he showed that his involvement was minimal, the judge cited the significance of deterrence through meaningful sanctions.

This isn’t the first time Lake’s lawyers must pay for their misdeeds. In May 2022, an Arizona judged ordered Lake’s legal team to pay $2,000 in sanctions after baseless claims about 35,563 ballots having been fraudulently added by a third-party vendor. Friday’s new sanctions, which are far greater, paint Lake as not only an unhinged sore loser but a highly toxic candidate.

Despite all this, Lake claims she’s the “only one” who can win next year’s Arizona senate race. However, Lake’s continued political, legal, and moral failures don’t appear to be helping her brand. A Tucson, Arizona brewery just got slammed by online reviewers for its decision to host a rally for Lake, for example, according to a report from Newsweek. Every step Lake takes is just the beginning of yet another lap circling the drain.

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