Two lower courts in Arizona have dismissed her election challenge. In both rulings, judges argued that Lake did not provide enough evidence to show that Republican voters were suppressed on Election Day.
Over the weekend, a CPAC vice presidential straw poll found that Lake, a former television journalist, came in No. 1 with 20 percent of the vote. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was second and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who announced a 2024 presidential bid last month, was third.
“Our best days are ahead of us and it all starts with electing America-First candidates all across this country,” Lake also told the Mail.
This week, a report from Axios, citing anonymous sources, claimed that Trump is considering Lake as a possible vice presidential pick. The report further alleged that Lake has echoed many of Trump’s assertions that the 2020 election was rife with fraud.
Others who are reportedly being considered include Haley, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, according to the Axios report. The former president has not publicly commented on the Axios report, which cited “some close to Trump.”
Earlier this year, Steve Bannon, a former White House aide and 2016 Trump campaign manager, told NBC News that he believes Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is angling to be Trump’s running mate in 2024. Greene has not publicly responded to the claims.
“This is no shrinking violet. She’s ambitious—she’s not shy about that, nor should she be,” he said in late January. “She sees herself on the short list for Trump’s VP. Paraphrasing Cokie Roberts, when MTG looks in the mirror she sees a potential president smiling back,” Bannon continued to say.
“The American people love competition,” Pence told Fox News. “And it’s a free country. Everyone is entitled to vie for offices in this country of their choosing … I do believe that different times call for different leadership.”
In previous statements, Pence said he would make a decision in the spring on whether to run. Other candidates that reportedly may run include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and more.
During CPAC, Trump easily won the group’s presidential straw poll, beating out DeSantis—the No. 2—by about 40 percentage points. Trump got 62 percent, DeSantis got 20, and businessman Perry Johnson got 5 percent.https://www.theepochtimes.com/kari-lake-responds-to-claim-she-could-be-trumps-2024-vice-president_5106054.html