The Arizona 2020 general election results were certified this morning by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Hobbs certified results at the official canvass for federal, state, legislative offices, and statewide ballot measures with Chief Justice Robert Brutinel also in attendance and signing.
Just ten days prior, Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to confirm that all ballots cast in the county were accounted for, and every valid vote will be in the final election results.
Governor Doug Ducey also signed off on the canvass, which will lead to the selection of the state’s electoral college voters.
Because of Arizona’s Electoral College laws, all of the state’s 11 electoral votes will go to President-elect Joe Biden.
The certification happened at the same time the Trump legal team was holding a ‘voter fraud’ hearing at a downtown Phoenix hotel.
The event was billed as a “fact-finding hearing” featuring members of Trump’s legal team and members of the Arizona Legislature, but top leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature said the planned gathering was not an official legislative event.
Trump’s personal attorney Jenna Ellis and Rudy Giuliani attended.
Trump, known to be a sore loser even while bankrupting several of his casinos to the tune of billions of dollars, has refused to give up on his claims of fraud in the November 3 election despite repeated court defeats, tweeting conspiracy theories and vowing to continue his legal fight.
Biden becomes president on Jan. 20.