Joe Biden’s victory was officially recognized on Monday at the U.S. presidential battlefield in Arizona and Wisconsin, with Donald Trump delivering six out of six defeats in order to stop justifying states ’achievements.
The final vote count put Biden one step closer to the White House and dealt another blow to Trump’s long-term efforts to undermine the result.
The Wisconsin certificate followed a partial recount that only increased Biden’s nearly 20,700 vote difference over Trump, who promised to sue to undo the results.
“Today, I have fulfilled my duty to justify the November 3 election,” Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. “I would like to thank our clerks, our election administrators and our citizens’ opinion polls who have worked tirelessly to hold safe, fair and effective elections. Thank you for all your good work. “
Trump is running a desperate campaign to overthrow the results, with up to 238,000 ballot papers in the state, and his lawyers claim without evidence that widespread fraud and illegal activity has taken place.
Trump paid $ 3 million for the recount in Dane and Milwaukee counties, Wisconsin’s two largest Democratic counties, but the recount ultimately increased Biden’s advantage by 74 votes.
Josh Kaul, a Democratic Attorney General of Wisconsin, said in a statement Monday, “There is absolutely no basis for claiming widespread fraud that would have affected the results.”
Kaul noted that Trump’s narrative targeted only the two most populous counties in the state, where the majority of black people live. “I am confident that this disgraceful Jim Crow strategy will fail due to the mass disenfranchisement of voters. Elections are not a crappy game.
And even if Trump were successful in Wisconsin, where he beat Hillary Clinton four years ago, the state’s 10 voter college votes wouldn’t be enough to undo Biden’s overall victory, as states around the country justify the results in declaring him a winner.
Trump’s legal challenges have also failed in other battlefield states, including Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. States are required to verify their findings before the Electoral College meets on 14 December.
Earlier on Monday, Arizona officials confirmed Biden’s tight victory in this state. Biden won by about 11,000 votes, a slight difference, although it was a significant victory, as in recent election cycles, and Arizona was reliably directed towards Republicans.
The 2020 election is over again, today there are certifications in Arizona and Wisconsin. After last week’s certifications in Georgia in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Nevada. all the states where Trump made false claims against the result have now vindicated Biden’s victory.
– Susan Glasser (@ sbg1) November 30, 2020
Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs, and Republican Governor Doug Ducey both guaranteed election integrity before signing the results.
“We’re doing the election well here in Arizona. The system is strong, ”Ducey said.
Hobbs said Arizona voters need to know that the election was “conducted in a transparent, accurate, and fair manner, in accordance with Arizona laws and election procedures, despite a number of unfounded claims to the contrary”.
Biden is only the second Democrat to win Arizona in 70 years. In the final standings, he beat Trump by 10,457 votes, which is 0.3% of the nearly 3.4-meter votes cast.
Even as Hobbs, Ducey, the state’s attorney general and state supreme court chief judge confirmed the election results, Trump’s attorneys, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, met at a ballroom in a hotel in Phoenix a few miles away to make allegations of vote counting irregularities. explain. In Arizona and elsewhere. But no evidence of widespread fraud was provided.
Trump called the meeting and called the election “the biggest scam ever committed against our country”. When he mentioned Ducey’s name, the crowd roared. He accused the governor of “rushing to sign” documents proving democratic victories, adding, “Arizona will not forget what Ducey just did.”
Trump also frustrated Ducey on Twitter, asking, “Why is he in a hurry to get a Democrat in office, especially when so many terrible things come to light about voter fraud at the current trial.”
For his part, Ducey, who previously said that the ringtone for calls from the White House was “Greetings to the Boss,” a viral video clip receive a call with this ringtone but reject without answering.
Denial of Trump’s political realities has made him increasingly isolated as a growing number of Republicans recognize the transition and Biden moves forward with appointments to his administration.
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 elections. In fact, election officials from both political parties publicly stated that the election was a success, and international observers confirmed that there were no serious irregularities.
Chris Krebs, former director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, said of CBS’s 60-minute program on Sunday: “There is no foreign power that will reverse votes. There is no domestic actor to reverse the votes. I did it well. We did well. It was a safe choice.