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Arizona certified its election results on Monday, awarding the state's 11 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden and clearing the way for Senator-elect Mark Kelly, a Democrat, to be sworn in this week.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, certified the election results Monday morning, saying the elections process was the most secure in recent history, "despite unfounded claims to the contrary." The state's Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, along with Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel, witnessed the certification, as required by state law. These three officials are Republicans.
Ducey, who echoed Hobbs' comments and praised the integrity of Arizona's election system, also said he would sign official documentation on Monday and have it hand-delivered to the president of the US Senate, so that Kelly "can be sworn in as swiftly as possible."
President Trump suffered another setback in his push to overturn his defeat in the presidential election, as Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the state.
The results of the election were certified by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who's a Democrat, with GOP Gov. Doug Ducey, Republican state Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel in attendance.
The formalizing of the vote in Arizona leaves Wisconsin as the last remaining contested battleground state yet to certify its vote. Certification in Wisconsin is expected to take place later on Monday.
Arizona’s Secretary of State has certified the 2020 election results there, making 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.”
Arizona officials on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden as winner of the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Biden won the state by just 10,457 votes out of about 3.4 million ballots cast, according to the final tally certified by officials.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, certified the results alongside Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. The Trump-supporting governor signed a document confirming the outcome.
Hobbs said at a ceremony that “Arizonans showed up for our democracy. Every Arizona voter has my thanks and should know that they can stand proud that this election was conducted with transparency, accuracy and fairness, in accordance with Arizona’s laws and elections procedures, despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary.”