Kari Lake’s ‘Frivolous’ Election Suit Sparks $122,200 Sanctions Penalty

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2023
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Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake must pay a $122,200 sanctions penalty together with her attorney Alan Dershowitz and fellow far-right candidate Mark Finchem for pursuing a “frivolous” lawsuit seeking to overturn her 2022 midterm defeat, according to a federal judge’s order issued Friday.

Running on a platform of denialism about the 2020 election, Lake followed former President Donald Trump’s playbook after then-Arizona Attorney General Katie Hobbs defeated her in the race for governor.

Lake filed multiple lawsuits seeking to overturn her defeat, including one listing Finchem as a co-plaintiff....

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