Arizona Certifies Election Results for Biden as Giuliani Pushes Unfounded Fraud Claims

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks at a press conference in Washington, DC on November 19, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

Arizona certified its presidential election results in favor of President-elect Joe Biden on Monday as Rudy Giuliani urged Republican lawmakers at a hearing in Phoenix to revoke the certification.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs praised her state for conducting “easily the easiest” and “safest elections in recent history” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite the unprecedented challenges, the Arizonans came forward for our democracy,” said Hobbs, a Democrat.

“This election was conducted with transparency, accuracy and fairness, in accordance with Arizona electoral laws and procedures, despite numerous unfounded allegations to the contrary,” she added.

The certification gives Biden 11 votes in the electoral college. According to the Associated Press projections, Biden will receive 306 electoral votes against 232 votes for President Trump.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey also praised the state election, saying “the system is strong, which is why I bragged about it so much.”

“This is America, and no voter should be deprived of their rights,” Ducey said. “The votes have been compiled, all 15 counties have certified their results.”

Also on Monday, Giuliani and other members of Trump’s legal team attended a scheduled hearing with the Arizona State Legislature on the integrity of the 2020 election.

Trump’s team continued to make a number of unproven allegations of voter fraud during the hearing and called on Republican state lawmakers to nominate pro-Trump voters in defiance of the popular vote.

“What’s the right count, or how do we get as close as possible to the right count?” If we can, have the courage to choose that person to get the voters, because that person won the honest vote, ”Giuliani said.

“In the story, I swear to God, you will be heroes,” he said. “If you can’t make a decision, don’t certify.”

Wisconsin is also expected to certify its election results for Biden on Monday.

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