Arizona certifies Biden's victory over Trump

Arizona officials on Monday certified the state's election results, affirming President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE as the winner at the same time President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE's legal team was levying unfounded claims of fraud at an event in the state.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Gov Doug DuceyDoug DuceyDetroit police chief planning GOP gubernatorial run against Whitmer Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Arizona governor to resume job-seeking requirements for unemployment benefits MORE (R) and state Attorney General Mark Brnovich were all in attendance to sign off on the documents that declared Biden had won the state by more than 10,000 votes. Both Hobbs and Ducey vouched for the accuracy and security of the election, even as Trump has continued to sow doubt about the outcome.

"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," Hobbs said at the brief signing event.


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

Trump won Arizona in 2016, and his campaign was adamant that the president would prevail again in the state even days after Election Day. But Trump was never able to close the gap with Biden, making it the first time since 1996 a Democrat has won Arizona.

In addition to the presidential results, the officials certified the results of the U.S. Senate special election in which Mark KellyMark KellyEx-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds Bowser on Manchin's DC statehood stance: He's 'not right' Manchin says he doesn't support DC statehood, election reform bills MORE (D) 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). Kelly is expected to be sworn in over the next few days.

Arizona's certification is the latest blow to Trump's attempts to overturn election results in key states that he lost to Biden. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia have all certified Biden as the winner in recent days, even as Trump directly attacks state officials there and lobs unfounded claims that the election was rigged.

Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiMichael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis,' 'Foxmania' Giuliani lays off staffers: report MORE, who is leading Trump's legal efforts to challenge the results, held an event in Pennsylvania last week with state Republicans in which they made allegations the election was corrupt. Giuliani was in Arizona on Monday for a similar gathering as state officials finalized the results.