One Arizona Republican in a sharp statement on Friday denied President Donald Trump’s unworthy attempts to overthrow the election results there, while he joined other Republicans and called for election control of his largest county.
Republican Speaker Arizona, Republican Rusty Bowers said in a statement that under state law, it is highly unlikely that the legislature there will be able to appoint its own constituents to pass votes to the state’s Electoral College to Trump. The president’s legal team, which also includes former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, claimed in his ostentatious legal battle that widespread voter fraud in Arizona and other states was the reason Trump lost the election.
However, Bowers rested on these claims.
“Our state’s canvas ended on Monday, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris got the most votes, so those candidates should be voted on by the state’s presidential voters,” the statement said. “There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution or the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court to suggest that the Arizona legislature may have retroactively appointed different voters who cast two different candidates.”
“As a conservative Republican, I don’t like the outcome of the presidential election,” he said. “I voted for President Trump and worked hard for his re-election. But I cannot and will not accept a proposal that we would violate existing laws to change the outcome of a verified election.”
This happens weeks before the Electoral College votes the official vote of the President and Vice-President, and after the Head of the General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the formal government transition process has been approved.
This also happens after Arizona governor Doug Ducey, a Republican, and Trump’s close ally fell into the president’s crosshairs on Monday when he signed the state’s election certificate. Trump tweeted that Ducey had “betrayed” the Arizona people by not substantiating the president’s false claim that he had won the state he lost by more than 10,000 votes.
A video of Ducey signing the certificate shows his phone ringing to the tune of “Hail to the Chief” during the ceremony – the ringtone he says he uses to make sure he doesn’t miss calls from the White House. Ducey silenced the call.
Several other battlefield states – including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia – also vindicated their achievements and officially declared Bident the winner. Trump’s legal team has been ridiculed and exploited for his fraud allegations, without solid evidence.
However the tweet Friday nightTrump seized another statement from Bowers, Speaker of the Arizona Senate, also Republican Karen Fann, and other senior GOP officials demanding judicial scrutiny in Maricopa County, the most populous area of the state.
Trump argued that control “easily gives us the state”. But in a statement, officials said the uninitiated audit would explain the irregularities and offer transparency to state voters.