AZ Gov. Doug Ducey Attempts to Thwart Concerns About Election Security After Trump Calls Him Out

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey certified Joe Biden’s win in Arizona and announced he would sign documents so that Dem. Senator-elect Mark Kelly could be sworn in “as swiftly as possible.”

President Trump tagged OAN and wondered, “Why is he rushing to put a Democrat in office, especially when so many horrible things concerning voter fraud are being revealed at the hearing going on right now. What is going on with Doug Ducey?

Trump insisted, “Republicans will long remember!”

Gov. Ducey attempted to thwart Trump’s concerns in a long-winded tweet tonight. “I’ve been pretty outspoken about Arizona’s election system, and bragged about it quite a bit, including in the Oval Office. And for good reason,” Ducey began.

“We’ve been doing early voting since 1992. Arizona didn’t explore or experiment this year. We didn’t cancel election day voting as some pushed for — we weren’t going to disenfranchise any voter,” Ducey continued.

It has been reported, however, that this year, supposedly because of COVID-19 safety concerns, early ballots jumped in popularity.

Ducey insisted, “In Arizona, we have some of the strongest election laws in the country, laws that prioritize accountability and clearly lay out procedures for conducting, canvassing, and even contesting the results of an election.”

“We’ve got ID at the polls. We review EVERY signature (every single one) on early ballots — by hand — unlike other states that use computers. Prohibitions on ballot harvesting. Bipartisan poll observers. Clear deadlines, including no ballots allowed after Election Day,” Ducey continued.

Attempting to justify his earlier press conference, Ducey said, “The problems that exist in other states simply don’t apply here. I’ve also said all along, I’m going to follow the law.

“So here’s what the law says… It requires the Secretary of State, in the presence of the Governor and the Attorney General, to canvass the election on the fourth Monday following the general election. That was today,” Ducey believes.

Ducey pointed out that “This can ONLY be delayed if counties DECLINE to certify their results. ALL 15 counties in Arizona — counties run by both parties — certified their results.”

Seemingly ignoring the hearings held today by the State Legislature, Ducey explained, “The canvass of the election triggers a 5-day window for any elector to bring a credible challenge to the election results in court. If you want to contest the results, now is the time. Bring your challenges.”

Ducey concluded the statement with a lecture, as he said, “That’s the law. I’ve sworn an oath to uphold it, and I take my responsibility seriously.”