On Monday, Arizona officials certified the President elect of Joe Biden as he was declared the winner of the state’s 11 electoral votes. He won the elections by just 10,457 out of 3.4 million ballot casts, suggested the reports after the final tally was made by the officials.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, certified the results alongside Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. The President Trump supporter governor then signed the document in confirmation of the result.
Hobbs at a ceremony said 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.”
Biden was declared the winner by Georgia by 12,587 votes and Pennsylvania declared him the winner by 81,660 votes. The former vice president won the elections at Nevada and Wisconsin by close calls.
The Electoral College officially selects the next president on Dec. 14, and unless state results are overturned, Biden will have 306 votes to Trump’s 232 votes. In 2016, seven electors were recorded voting for someone other than the winner of their state.
Trump at a Thanksgiving press conference said that he will be leaving his office on Jan 20 if the decision is in favour of Biden, but that “if they do, they’ve made a mistake.”