The Democratic Candidate in the November 3, United States of America, USA, Presidential election, Joe Biden, has won the State of Arizona, further cementing his lead in the electoral college votes, and becoming the first Democrat to win the State in 70 years,
NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN, projected Biden as the winner of the election, in the tight race, with a lead of more than 11,000 ballots, giving him the State’s 11 electoral college votes.
Fox News and The Associated Press, called the race in the South-Western State in Biden’s favour on the election night, triggering the wrath of President Donald Trump, but the other outlets held off on declaring a winner, until after nine days of ballot counting.
Arizona gives Biden a 290-217 lead over President Trump in the electoral college that ultimately decides the Presidency, with 270 needed to win.
Despite Joe Biden being declared winner of the election on Saturday, President Trump has refused to concede defeat, and continues to make baseless claims of election fraud, as well as blocking Biden’s Transition Team from accessing the White House, ahead of his January 20, 2021, Inauguration.
Top Officials in the US are reportedly planning on other means to remove the President from the White House, and force him to handover power, by whatever means, should his refusal to concede defeat escalate.
Races in North Carolina and Georgia have yet to be called.
Since 1948, when Harry Truman won the State, Joe Biden is the second Democrat to win Arizona.
Although former President Bill Clinton narrowly won the State in 1996, Arizona moved further right in the next two decades.
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