Dec 01, 2020 08:30 UTC
  • Arizona certifies Biden's victory over Trump in November election

The US state of Arizona has certified the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

Arizona joined Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia on Monday to certify the former vice president’s victory, challenged by outgoing President Donald Trump.

"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," Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said at a signing event.

Hobbs, Republican Governor Doug Ducey and state Attorney General Mark Brnovich were present in the event to sign off on the documents that declared Biden had won the state by more than 10,000 votes.

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

Biden won the state by a slim majority although Arizona has traditionally trended toward Republicans.

A recount in Wisconsin reportedly concluded with Biden as the winner as well, while in the state of Georgia, the officials were defending the integrity of their elections against Trump.

Georgia is also holding a runoff election on January 5, which could determine which party holds ultimate power in the upper chamber of US Congress.