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Trump-backed candidate Lake wins Republican nod for Arizona governor

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(Reuters) - Kari Lake, a former news anchor who has embraced former President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud, has been projected to win the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, according to Edison Research.

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Lake has promised to try to enact a slew of election measures if elected in November's general election, including eliminating vote-counting machines and banning voting by mail.

Edison Research projected Lake's victory late on Thursday.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax, editing by Ross Colvin, Alistair Bell and Susan Heavey)

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