Politics Arizona certifies Biden’s victory in the state

21:25  30 november  2020
21:25  30 november  2020 Source:   politico.com

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Secretary of State Katie Hobbs officially certified Biden as the winner in the battleground state of Arizona on Monday, with several other state politicians including Trump is expected to challenge the results both in Arizona and Wisconsin, which also plans to certify Biden ’ s victory on Monday.

Arizona officials on Monday certified the state ' s election results, affirming President-elect Joe Biden as the winner at the same time President Trump' s legal team was levying unfounded claims of fraud at an event in the state .

Arizona’s Secretary of State has certified the 2020 election results there, making President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory official.

a person in a suit standing in front of a car: The certification has made President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory official. © AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The certification has made President-elect Joe Biden’s narrow victory official.

Arizona is the latest state to reject President Donald Trump’s efforts to delay election certification, as he and his legal team spin baseless accusations of widespread voter fraud.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges, Arizonans showed up for our democracy," Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said at the certification ceremony. “This election was conducted with transparency, accuracy and fairness in accordance with Arizona’s laws and election procedures, despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary.”

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Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified election results on Monday, officially naming Biden as the winner of the state and further cementing his national victory over Trump. Hobbs, a Democrat, certified the statewide vote in the company of two key Republicans, Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney

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Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court Robert Brutinel all affirmed the results, and Ducey praised the state’s election process. Ducey also signed documents certifying the state’s electoral college slate.

The certification comes as two of Trump’s attorneys, Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, participated in an unofficial hearing hosted by some Republican Arizona lawmakers. They urged the state to ignore certification and have the state legislature appoint its own slate of Electoral College electors, a legally dubious course of action that Trump has amplified since it became clear he lost the 2020 vote.

Trump and his allies failed in state court to block the process of finalizing the election results, after a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Arizona Republican Party seeking to block certification in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county. The Trump campaign also dropped a lawsuit in the state that sought a hand review of certain ballots.

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Michigan election officials on Monday certified Joe Biden ’ s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid president Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the Biden won by 2.8 percentage points – a larger margin than in other states where Trump is contesting the results, including Georgia, Arizona

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Similarly, some Republicans in the state have also rejected Trump’s conspiracy theories about widespread irregularities. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which is composed of four Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously voted to certify their county’s results earlier in the month, rejecting fraud claims.

"No matter how you voted, this election was administered with integrity, transparency, and most importantly in accordance with Arizona state laws," Clint Hickman, the Republican chair of the board, said at the time.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is also set to canvass and certify results in the state today. Chair Ann Jacobs, a Democrat, will complete the state-level canvass this afternoon following a partial recount in the state.

The recount, which was requested and paid for by the Trump campaign, slightly increased Biden’s margin in Wisconsin.

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