By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic
Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona in a morning radio appearance for the first time since the AP called the race for Biden.
Gov. Doug Ducey acknowledged Tuesday that Democrat Joe Biden carried Arizona, nearly three weeks after the Associated Press called the state for Biden and nearly two weeks after several other major news outlets did.
During a Tuesday morning appearance on KTAR’s “The Mike Broomhead Show,” Ducey said he expected the state to certify Biden’s win and all other election results Monday.
“I’ve said several times: Arizona is a good government state,” Ducey said. “I trust our election system. There’s integrity in our election system. Joe Biden did win Arizona.”
Ducey, a Republican, previously had declined to recognize the president-elect’s Arizona victory. Less than a week ago, he said he would accept the results only after all related lawsuits were resolved.
After a judge tossed out the last of four election-related legal challenges Friday, though, Ducey remained silent. He also hesitated before acknowledging the results during the KTAR interview Tuesday.