Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Republican government, on Tuesday admitted that Joe Biden won the state’s 11 voter votes – three weeks after the Democrats were called on the 2020 battlefield.
“I trust our electoral system, there is integrity in our electoral system,” Ducey said during his appearance on the ground. A Mike Broomhead Show on KTAR News. “Joe Biden really won Arizona.”
On Tuesday afternoon, according to the vote count, Biden led Trump by 10,457 votes. Biden is the first democratic presidential candidate to win the traditionally red state since 1996. Trump won the state by 3.5 points in 2016.
The state was invited on election day by the Associated Press and Fox News. The early call (other news only projected Biden as the state winner until November 12) allegedly angered the president. Members of his campaign also publicly attacked Fox, a conservative cable news broadcaster.
Ducey then wrote in a tweet, “It’s too early to call the Arizona election. We haven’t yet fully announced the votes for election day, and we haven’t even started the number of early votes cast. Election Day is protected in AZ. Let’s count the votes – all votes – before we make a statement. “
Trump’s legal team and Republican allies have filed several lawsuits in the swing state over voter fraud and election irregularities. Most legal challenges have been dismissed or denied.
One statement involved the use of Sharpie markers, later referred to as #Sharpiegate. Posts in social media after election day suggested that Arizona Maricopa County officials provided voters with Sharpie pens, which disrupted the votes cast for Trump. The conspiracy theory was refuted as election officials confirmed that Sharpies had been used to vote but did not invalidate the ballot paper.
Audits in Arizona’s four largest counties, which account for 86 percent of all votes cast for the state president, revealed no evidence of the regular voter fraud alleged by Trump and his allies.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, has called on Trump and members of Congress to stop “perpetuating misinformation” as she faces violent threats following the 2020 election.
“They’ve been down for a long time,” Hobbs said in a statement last week. – Their words and actions have consequences.
Arizona election officials are expected to confirm the 2020 results next week. Leaders of the state’s most populous county, Maricopa County, last week confirmed the election results, which showed Biden won the presidential race. The legal challenges of Trump and the Republican Party did not delay certification.
Ducey said Tuesday that the state expects progress by officially certifying Biden as the winner.
“At this point, there is no reason for what is happening in the legal system that is not going forward, and that is my expectation,” the governor said.
Newsweek both Biden and Trump turned to the campaign to comment on Ducey’s comments, but received no response prior to publication.