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Politics Arizona's Republican governor dunked on Trump after the president criticized him for certifying that the state voted for Biden

14:15  01 december  2020
14:15  01 december  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Arizona ’ s state government has certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 Arizona has been in particular focus since Fox News – normally the most pro- Trump of the major networks – called the state for Biden with fewer precincts reporting than other states and over a million votes

Dismissing unfounded claims of voter fraud from President Trump and his campaign, Arizona officials on Monday officially certified that Joe Biden defeated the president in the state ’ s Nov. Brad Raffensperger is talking about the president of the United States -- the man he voted for -- like he' s

Doug Ducey wearing a suit and tie: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in Phoenix on July 1, 2020. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images © Ross D. Franklin/AP Images Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in Phoenix on July 1, 2020. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images
  • Arizona's Republican governor Doug Ducey has defended his state's election procedures after President Donald Trump singled him out, without evidence, for alleged corruption.
  • Ducey certified Arizona's election result in President-elect Joe Biden's favor on Monday, enraging the president.
  • Trump phoned in to Arizona's election hearings on Monday, alleging "horrible fraud" on Ducey's part, and then took his anger to Twitter.
  • Ducey then tweeted a thread outlining his pride in the state's election procedures and his commitment to the law.
  • Trump has hit out several times at GOP figures whom he deemed insufficiently loyal as he continues to challenge the election.
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Arizona's Republican governor hit back at President Donald Trump after the president slammed him for confirming that President-elect Joe Biden had won the state.

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Arizona certified its presidential election results in favor of President -elect Joe Biden on Monday as Rudy Giuliani urged Republican state legislators at a hearing in Phoenix to override the certification . Arizona ’ s Secretary of State Katie Hobbs commended her state for conducting “easily

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Doug Ducey formally certified that Biden had won the state by 10,457 votes on Monday, awarding the Democrat 11 electoral votes, after a set of hearings challenging the results.

Trump criticized Ducey early by calling in to the hearing itself and, provoking boos from supporters, saying without evidence that Ducey had shown "such corruption, such horrible fraud."

Then soon after Ducey certified the state for Biden, Trump began a Twitter rampage against him, including retweeting a meme about his alleged corruption.

The president also shared a post that said Ducey had "betrayed" Arizona, adding: "TRUE!"

He also shared several other tweets about Ducey and the state's election system.

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Arizona certified its election results on Monday, effectively putting to rest any doubt that Biden won the state in the 2020 presidential election. Much of Trump ’ s anger has been trained on fellow Republicans Raffensperger and Governor Brian Kemp, after Biden narrowly won their state .

While President Trump continues his increasingly desperate efforts to overturn the November election, Arizona and Wisconsin certified results Monday showing Joe Biden won both states . The president has attacked top Republicans in Georgia as the party prepares for a pair of critical Senate

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

On Tuesday morning, Ducey responded in a nine-tweet thread defending his state's election procedures.

The governor did not mention Trump, but said that he had talked about his state's election system "in the Oval Office."

"I've been pretty outspoken about Arizona's election system, and bragged about it quite a bit, including in the Oval Office. And for good reason," he began.

In the thread, Ducey said "we have some of the strongest election laws in the country," and noted that every vote's signature is verified by hand.

He described how the state had used bipartisan poll observers, and prohibited measures that the Democratic Party has pushed for in some states, such as third-party ballot collection and no ballots allowed after Election Day.

He went on to throw down a gauntlet for legal challenge, which now must be filed within five days of the certification.

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Trump has not hesitated to take aim at fellow Republicans if he does not deem them loyal enough, with "RINO" — an acronym for "Republican in name only" — a favored insult.

  • On November 20, Trump took a swipe at Sen. Mitt Romney and called him a RINO after the senator said he did not vote for Trump and criticized his election-fraud claims.
  • On November 22, Trump also singled out Gov. Larry Hogan for criticism and deemed him a "RINO" on Twitter, after he broke ranks to urge the president to concede.
  • On November 26, the president also called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensburger — who said he and his family had voted for Trump in 2020 — an "enemy of the people" after the state voted for Biden.
  • And on November 29, Trump told Fox Business that he regretted supporting Georgia's GOP governor Brian Kemp, citing the state's use of Dominion Voting Systems machines — which have been criticized by Republicans and subject to many false allegations — during the election.
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