A reversal of fortune, one might say:
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. Finchem, a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group, lost his race for Arizona Secretary of State, a position that would have given him power over the administration of elections in a key swing state.
Don’t worry, though, he’ll be able to make up the money for these sanctions when he successfully sues his Martha’s Vineyard neighbors for violating his inalienable right to be invited to the dinner parties of his choice.