Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyOregon Republican Party calls Capitol riot a 'false flag' operation to discredit GOP, silence Trump supporters The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis State-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss MORE (R) appears to ignore a phone call from President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE in video of him certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Should deficits matter any more? Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate MORE’s victory in the state. 

Arizona certified the state’s election results on Monday, officially awarding Biden its 11 electors. Trump has refused to concede, and his legal team was at the time levying unfounded claims of voter fraud in the state. 

Video shared to Twitter by 12 News KPNX reporter Brahm Resnik shows Ducey getting and silencing a phone call as he deals with the official paperwork. 


According to Resnik, “Hail to The Chief” is Ducey's official White House ringtone. The governor reportedly said in July that he changed the ringtone so that he would not miss a call from Trump or Vice President Pence. 

Trump later called into a hearing with state Republicans that was happening during the certification, according to Resnik. The president tore into Ducey, accusing him of rushing to get Sen.-elect Mark KellyMark KellyState-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss Moderates vow to 'be a force' under Biden Arizona Gov. Ducey says he won't run against Mark Kelly for Senate MORE (D-Ariz.) to the Senate. 

Trump also claimed there was “no way” he lost the Grand Canyon State.  

“Arizona will not forget what Ducey just did,” he said. “I’m watching it, and a lot of people are watching it.”  

During MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, Willie Geist said the apparent rejection could be the "final scene in the movie" about Trump, according to Mediaite

“That’s the final scene in the movie, isn’t it?” Geist said. “Where you had a Republican who felt like he had to always answer to Donald Trump, literally ignoring Donald Trump and silencing the music that welcomes him into a room, 'Hail to the Chief,' as he certifies the election in the last swing state to be certified, which puts the final nail in the coffin.” 

Ducey's move also drew reactions on social media.



Ducey was joined by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) and Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on Monday to sign off on the documents declaring that Biden won the state by more than 10,000 votes.

Ducey and Hobbs vouched for the accuracy and security of the election despite Trump repeatedly sowing doubt about its outcome. 

"The system is strong, and that is why I have bragged on it so much," Ducey said.

Officials also certified the results of the Senate special election, in which Kelly defeated Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyState-level Republicans wracked by division after Trump's loss Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake MORE (R-Ariz.). Kelly will be sworn in on Wednesday.