Arizona certifies Biden’s victory, further extending its lead over Trump

The Arizona state authorities confirmed this Monday the victory of the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, in the elections on November 3, which further extends his advantage over the outgoing president, Donald Trump, with a view to voting in the Electoral College.

The Arizona Secretary of State, Democrat Katie Hobbs, has declared the certification of Biden’s victory, as well as the victory of also Democrat Mark Kelly in his electoral contest with Republican Senator Martha McSally, so that Kelly will be able to take office as senator next Wednesday, according to the US press.

With this result, Biden seizes the 11 delegates in the Electoral College, which is the one that finally elects the American president. The body is scheduled to meet on December 14, unless there is a court decision against it.

The certification process in Arizona has been conducted under the supervision of the state governor, Republican Doug Ducey; the state attorney general, Mark Brnovich, and the president of the state Supreme Court, Robert Brutinel, also a Republican.

This same Monday, Trump’s main lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, has called on the Republican state congressmen of Arizona to annul the election results for an alleged fraud in the vote by mail.

“It’s probably the wrong tactic, but we’re near the end,” Giuliani said during a meeting at a Phoenix hotel. “I’m going to ask you to implore other members of Congress to stand up. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t be afraid,” he added.

Giuliani recalled that it is the Congress of Arizona, controlled by the Republicans, which can choose the voters of the Electoral College regardless of the results of the popular vote. Trump won Arizona in 2016, like all Republican candidates since 1996.


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