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2020 US election: Arizona and Wisconsin certify results despite Giuliani claims


President Donald Trump attended a "hearing" in Arizona on election fraud that lasted more than eight hours Monday. He claimed the election was "rigged" and beat up the state GOP governor for confirming the state's vote for Joe Biden.

"The 2020 elections were rigged, it was a fraud, and the whole world is watching and they're laughing at our country," said Trump, calling after 7pm.

& # 39; We got 74 million [votes] and didn't win. But I know we won Arizona and Michigan and Georgia and Georgia and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But they played games, ”he said.

"This is the biggest fraud that has ever been committed in our country," said Trump. He named it "the great" after "Russia Russia Russia" and what he called "false impeachment".

He attacked Arizona's Republican Governor Doug Ducey for confirming the vote – which also sent Democratic Senator Mark Kelly to Washington after his loss to Senator Martha McSally.

“We're going to win this thing. We never give up, ”said Trump.

“He was just rushing to sign certificates to get Kelly into the Senate as soon as possible. What's this all about? & # 39; Said Trump.

"Why should you sign when there are these incredible hearings going on showing such corruption and such incredible fraud," he said.

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President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani reiterated his allegations of a conspiracy calling the election "illegitimate" when Arizona confirmed its vote for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden

The previous Monday, officials from Arizona and Wisconsin confirmed their presidential election results. Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani traveled to Arizona to outline a conspiracy involving foreign powers, Democrats and voting machines. He said the election was "illegitimate".

Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs provided the certification, which was also approved by the state's Republican governor, Governor Doug Ducey.

All 11 electoral votes of the state go to President-elect Joe Biden, who received 306 votes for President Trump's 232 votes.

The news, another blow to the president's legal strategy of overturning votes in states that have voted for Biden, came as Trump railed against "corruption" in the state.

Giuliani and Jenna Ellis appeared at another hearing-style event to campaign for widespread electoral fraud.

Like last week in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the event was an unofficial hearing in a hotel lobby attended only by Republican lawmakers, with no witnesses being put on oath.

Giuliani reiterated many of his previous allegations and brought in some new details, such as a reference to Hunter Biden's laptop, which was the focus of his pre-election corruption allegations, which virtually disappeared after the November 3rd election.

"I call this the McCarthy era for steroids," Giuliani said, noting that attorneys at a well-known law firm had left Trump's legal team after exposure.

"I think the pandemic sparked the tendencies of left-wing socialist socialist governors, congressmen and senators," he said immediately afterwards.

"It started with the disclosure of the hard drive, which proves serious serious crimes on behalf of the Biden family," said Giuliani, referring to Jäger's laptop, which he made available to the media weeks before election day.

"That election was the subject of a conspiracy that goes back to before the election," he said.

Again, witnesses organized by Giuliani have made unsupported claims about Dominion Voting Systems machines, including one allegation linking allegations of electoral fraud to the Hugo Chavez regime in Venezuela. Chavez passed away.

Giuliani claimed it was "hatched from the crooked leaders of the Democratic Party" and said, "We have an illegitimate choice."

"In likely at least 100,000 situations, Maricopa," he said of populous Arizona County.

& # 39; The key fraud is postal voting. That was the backup in case they fall too far behind, ”he said.

Giuliani has taken up the allegations of a press representative of the RNC again

Giuliani has taken up the allegations of a press representative of the RNC again

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey bump elbows as they meet on the official screen at the Arizona Capitol on Monday, November 30, to review election results for federal, state and legislative offices as well as nationwide voting actions to be confirmed 2020 in Phoenix

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey bump elbows as they meet on the official screen at the Arizona Capitol on Monday, November 30, to review election results for federal, state and legislative offices as well as nationwide voting actions to be confirmed 2020 in Phoenix

Giuliani spoke in the state on the southern border and introduced a new element of the conspiracy: the voters of illegal immigrants.

“Let's say there are 5 million illegal aliens in Arizona. It is undeniable that a few hundred thousand did not vote, ”he said.

President Trump promoted the event online, tagging his new favorite network, One America News, which ran wall-to-wall coverage.

& # 39; @OANN WOW, total election corruption in Arizona. Now listen further! Why isn't @FoxNews covering the Arizona hearings? & # 39; he tweeted.

At the all-Republican-style hearing event, Giuliani interviewed retired Army Col Phil Waldron, who was also introduced at the Pennsylvania event.

He claimed to have 1.9 million vote fraud potential based on a Maricopa County official who said some ballot signatures had not been verified.

It was one of several times officials backed up their claims, for example when Giuliani said there were "probably at least 100,000 situations in Maricopa County".

Meanwhile, Biden's victory on the Wisconsin battlefield was confirmed on Monday after a partial recount that only added to his 20,600 vote lead over Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit to reverse the results.

Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed a certificate completing the process after the chair of the non-partisan Wisconsin Elections Commission approved the advertising report showing that Biden was the winner after the recount.

Evers' signature was required by law and is usually a procedural step that receives little attention.

"Today I did my duty to confirm the November 3rd elections," Evers said in a statement.

“I would like to thank our state employees, election administrators, and election workers for working tirelessly to ensure a safe, fair, and efficient election. Thank you for all of your good work. & # 39;

The Monday action now begins a five-day period for Trump to file a lawsuit that he promised to arrive no later than Tuesday.

According to Biden's campaign, the recount showed that Biden Wisconsin won decisively and there was no fraud.

Even if Trump were successful in Wisconsin, the state's electoral college's 10 votes would not be enough to undo Biden's overall win as states across the country attest to results.

"There is absolutely no basis to claim that there was widespread fraud that affected the results," Wisconsin Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul said in a statement Monday.

He noted that Trump's recount only covered the two most populous counties in the state, where the majority of blacks live.

"I am confident that Jim Crow's nefarious strategy for the mass disenfranchisement of voters will fail," said Kaul. "A choice is not a gotcha game."

State law gives the chairman of the non-partisan Wisconsin Elections Commission the authority to approve election results.

The position alternates between Republicans and Democrats and is currently held by Ann Jacobs, a Democrat. She signed the promotional statement confirming Biden winner of objections from Republicans who wanted to wait until the legal challenges were exhausted.

Under state law, the electoral staff next sent a certificate to Evers to be signed and sent to the U.S. General Services Administrator – a procedural step since the law says the governor should sign it. Evers did this about an hour after the advertised results were confirmed.

Trump's legal challenges have failed in other battlefield states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.

Two lawsuits from others seeking to disqualify ballots in Wisconsin were filed last week with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which took no action.

Trump paid $ 3 million for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee counties, the two largest Democratic counties in Wisconsin, but the recount increased Biden's lead by 74 votes. Biden won nationwide with nearly 20,700 votes.