Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Az., vouched for the authenticity of Arizona’s 2020 election results. She said a record 80 percent of registered voters turned out for the election, calling it a success. Arizona’s election produced bipartisan results, she said, which have been confirmed by various political stakeholders.
“Today’s challenge to Arizona’s election fails any factual analysis,” she said, adding that it seeks to rob more than 3 million Arizonans of a free and fair election.
She noted that all eight challenges contesting the state’s election results that were filed to federal and state courts were withdrawn or thrown out.
Sinema spoke during a joint session of Congress convened to count the Electoral College votes — a necessary and usually routine step in the presidential election process but one that some Republicans are challenging this year by objecting to results in specific states.
President-elect Joe Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes after states certified their results, but President Donald Trump and many of his supporters have refused to accept his loss, making false claims of widespread voter fraud without evidence. Now, Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress are making a last attempt to dispute the result, forcing hours of debate in both chambers. But a bipartisan majority of lawmakers have said they are prepared to accept Biden’s win.
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