Arizona Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyAbrams issues sharp rebuke to Arizona GOP governor for signing 'devastating anti-voter bill' Arizona governor signs controversial election bill into law Detroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer MORE (R) appears to ignore a phone call from President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE in video of him certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected BuzzFeed News finds Biden's private Venmo account Kid reporter who interviewed Obama dies at 23 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 KellyTensions mount among Democrats over US-Israel policy DC statehood bill picks up Senate holdout Pavlich: The border crisis Biden said we could afford 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 McSallyEx-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds Arizona state senator announces bid for Kirkpatrick's seat Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick says she won't seek reelection MORE (R-Ariz.). Kelly will be sworn in on Wednesday.