President-elect Biden has officially won Arizona, offering yet another victory for Democrats who have been trying to flip the Republican Party for decades.
After Biden was drafted in Pennsylvania and Nevada and Kamala Harris, he officially crossed 270 people at the Electoral College on Saturday, but adding 11 votes to Arizona in his victory column is historic. The state’s last vote was in 1996, when Ross Perot’s third-party bid helped Bill Clinton defeat Republican Bob Dole. Prior to this, Arizona had not voted for the Democratic Party since 1948.
The results in Arizona were called from the decision-making station headquarters at 8:29 pm local time. According to estimates by election trackers in the state, there are still 24,738 votes to be counted.
The announcement came days after the Associated Press and Fox News announced that Biden won Arizona. Candidates cannot apply for a recount in Arizona, and the difference between the deposit that triggers the automatic recount and the candidate is only 0.1
The vast majority of Arizona’s votes were cleared at 3 am on Wednesday, but about 2.3 million voters in Arizona voted in advance, and there are about 250,000 mailed votes to be counted. The votes came mainly from Maricopa County, which mainly contains the democratic city of Phoenix and 60% of the state’s votes. This makes many people believe that the remaining votes will win a clear victory for Biden, even though Trump’s team insists that he will win.
In an article published on Thursday about the decision to call Biden State Byzantium, The Associated Press explained that it believes that Trump has no way to count the remaining votes.
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However, other channels are uncertain. In most states of the country, because Trump instructed his supporters not to trust the Postal Service, but to vote in person, mail voting is largely favored by Biden. But Arizona has a strong mail voting process that has been the main method of voting by both parties in the state for many years. Compared with other states, a large part of the remaining mailed votes may come from the Republican Party.
Although the 2020 race is surprisingly close in many states, Biden has won more votes in the previously stable Republican states like Arizona and Georgia than any other Democratic candidate in the past few years.
For a long time, Arizona has been conservative in almost any state. This is the hometown of five conservative senators Barry Goldwater, who inspired a generation of small government Republicans. John McCain was the Republican candidate who opposed President Barack Obama in the 2008 general election. He represented Arizona in congressional elections from 1983 until his death from brain cancer in 2018. For many years, Republicans have maintained the Arizona Senate seat, and how the state government will vote in the presidential election is not even a problem. Since Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton) 1996, the state has not voted for the Democratic presidential candidate.
However, recently, the state’s demographic data has changed dramatically. The main cities of the state attract people from nearby Democratic states. For example, housing prices in California have skyrocketed, and the state’s Hispanic population has grown to nearly one-third of its residents. Since the last presidential election, many Hispanic residents in Arizona have grown up and voted for the first time.
In 2018, Arizona voted for Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema (Kyrsten Sinema) to take office, defeating Republican candidate Martha McSally (Martha McSally). However, when the other Senate seats in Arizona were removed after McCain’s death, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey appointed McSally to fill that seat.
On Thursday, McSally lost his Senate campaign again after the defeat of Democratic Senator Mark Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords, who was in Tucson in 2011. He was shot dead in the shooting, killing 6 people.
Former Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and McCain are two of the few Republicans who continue to oppose Trump. Although Fleck frequently voted for the rest of the party, he was still Trump’s voice opponent and announced in 2017 that he would not seek re-election on the grounds that his dislike of the president was an important reason for his resignation.
The relationship between McCain and Trump is more controversial. During Trump’s 2016 presidential election, McCain did not shy away from criticizing Trump’s actions and policies, saying that he disagreed with Trump’s comments on immigration, and saying that his words “inflamed madness.” In turn, Trump publicly mocked McCain (a person who was arrested and tortured while serving in the Vietnam War in the 1960s) and said in a public event in 2015 that McCain was not a “war hero” because he was Arrested, “I like those that haven’t been captured.”
This hatred continued during Trump’s presidency and even after McCain’s death. In 2017, after being diagnosed with brain cancer, McCain was a decisive vote against Trump’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which triggered important tweets from the president.After his death in August 2018, Trump did not attend the funeral and continued to publish defamatory remarks about the late senator, including calling him the “best in the class” of the university, and, strangely, he was At a rally in 2019, he said he held “the kind of funeral [McCain] Wanted,” but Trump “did not get a thank you.” Trump added that he was “not a fan of John McCain.”
This year, Cindy McCain, the spouse of the late senator, publicly supported Biden as president. He said that Biden is “a candidate in this race and represents our values as a nation.”