Election workers count ballots on November 6, 2020 at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC) in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Arizona on Monday confirmed the results of its presidential election Another win For President-elect Joe Biden, despite the efforts of President Donald Trump’s allies to reverse the outcome of the race.
Grand Canyon State’s certification will give Biden 11 electoral college votes, with an estimated 306 votes nationwide, 232 for Trump.
Prior to signing the canvas confirming the election, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs praised her state for holding “easy” and “most secure elections in recent history, even between Democrats and the coronavirus epidemic.
“Despite unprecedented challenges, Arizona has shown up for our democracy,” Hobbs said.
She swiped allegations that some of Trump and his surrogates were widely deceived.
“These elections were held in accordance with Arizona’s laws and electoral procedures for transparency, accuracy and fairness, despite numerous untrue arguments to the contrary,” Hobbs said.
Gov. Dow Ducey, the Republican Party, praised the conduct of his state election.
“The system is strong, so I’m proud of it,” Ducey said. “This is America, and the voter should not be denied,” Ducey said.
“The votes were counted and a total of 15 counties confirmed their results,” he said.
Members of Trump’s legal team, led by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, have been accused of conspiracy to commit electoral fraud at a trial in Phoenix.
Giuliani, who has been involved in several failed attempts to manipulate swing state election results through the courts, urged Republican state legislators at trial to defy Biden’s popular vote victory and elect pro-Trump voters.
“What is the correct count, or how can we get the correct count as far as possible? We must, if possible, have the courage to choose that person to get voters, because that person won an honest vote,” Giuliani said.
“Throughout history, I swear by God, you will be heroes,” Giuliani told GOP officials during interrogation. “If you can not make a decision, then do not verify.”
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