In addition to winning the 2020 presidential election, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state of Arizona since 1996.
In line with his continued refusal to accept the reality that Biden defeated him in the presidential election, outgoing President Donald Trump falsely insists that the election was somehow stolen from him in Arizona.
Two leaders of the President's legal team—Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis—held a "hearing" at a Hyatt Regency in the state on Monday, where they propped up so-called witnesses who claimed to see suspicious behavior happening at Arizona polling facilities.
As the hearing was underway, Arizona's Republican Governor, Doug Ducey, signed off on the certification of Arizona's election results, making Biden the official winner of Arizona.
Flash back for a second to July 9 of this year, when Ducey said:
"We've had so much outreach personally from both the president and the vice president that I had to change the ringtone on my phone. And it rings 'Hail to the Chief,' because I didn't want to miss another phone call directly from the White House to help the state of Arizona."
As Ducey signed off on the certification Monday, his phone rang. The ring tone? "Hail to the Chief," the personal anthem of the President of the United States and, according to Ducey, his ringtone for the President.
People joked that Trump was desperately scrambling to stop Ducey from certifying the results—but the governor ignored the President's call.
But while Trump's critics were thrilled at the governor's decline to take the call, Ducey became an immediate enemy to Trump supporters for legitimizing the results of a legitimate election.
They cited their own delusions that the race was somehow stolen from Trump.
Regardless of Trump's protests, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.