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Arizona GOP Lawmakers Urge State to Decertify Results for Biden

More than two dozen GOP members of the Arizona legislature are calling on state officials to decertify election results for Joe Biden amid ongoing questions about the legitimacy of the election.

The 28 members released a joint statement ahead of a Monday press conference, the move coming after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs certified Arizona’s general election results last week, which was also after the GOP-led state Legislature announced that it was closing down for a week after Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19.

“The election should not have been certified with the number of irregularities and allegations of fraud,” Petersen said in the release. “Especially troubling to me are the allegations surrounding the vendor Dominion,” the lawmaker added. “It is imperative that a forensic audit occur immediately of the equipment and software. Upon any showing of fraud the legislature should immediately convene to decertify the vote.”

State Rep. Walter Blackman was quoted in the statement saying the outcome of the election “is far from certain.”

“In the past week seemingly conclusive evidence has come to light through successful litigation that the outcome of the 2020 election is far from certain, and at the very least, further investigation is necessary to ensure the integrity of Arizona’s election results,” Blackman said. “It is imperative that Secretary of State Hobbs rescind her certification of the election until these matters have made their way through the court and voter confidence is restored.”

Representative-Elect Jake Hoffman said the move was imperative to ensure the integrity of the election.

“Ensuring the integrity of Arizona’s 2020 election isn’t just a matter of sound public policy, it is a civil rights imperative,” Hoffman said. “There are few elements of our society more foundational than the right to free and fair elections and when that right is called into question it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure that confidence in the electoral process is restored.”

“To this end, Arizona must decertify the 2020 election so that the numerous election irregularities may be properly adjudicated and the people of our great state may once again have faith in their right to vote,” he continued.

State Rep. Walter Blackman was quoted in the statement saying the outcome of the election “is far from certain.”

“In the past week seemingly conclusive evidence has come to light through successful litigation that the outcome of the 2020 election is far from certain, and at the very least, further investigation is necessary to ensure the integrity of Arizona’s election results,” Blackman said. “It is imperative that Secretary of State Hobbs rescind her certification of the election until these matters have made their way through the court and voter confidence is restored.”

Representative-Elect Jake Hoffman said the move was vital to ensure the integrity of the election.

“Ensuring the integrity of Arizona’s 2020 election isn’t just a matter of sound public policy, it is a civil rights imperative,” Hoffman said. “There are few elements of our society more foundational than the right to free and fair elections and when that right is called into question it is our responsibility as leaders to ensure that confidence in the electoral process is restored.”

“To this end, Arizona must decertify the 2020 election so that the numerous election irregularities may be properly adjudicated and the people of our great state may once again have faith in their right to vote,” he continued.

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