The president-elect of the USA, Joe Biden, has won in the state of Arizona, as confirmed this morning by the NBC, CNN and CBS networks or the newspaper ‘The New York Times’. Biden has added 1,668,664 votes (49.4%) by the 1,657,250 of Donald Trump (49.06%) and you already have 290 electoral votes. It is the first time that a Democratic presidential candidate has won in the state of Arizona since former President Bill Clinton did in 1996.
Media such as Fox News, NPR or the AP agency screened Arizona for Biden on the same election night when the Democrat led Donald Trump by 200,000 votes. However, the other media considered that decision premature and the truth is that that margin has been reduced day after day as the count progressed to the current 11,434 votes with the count practically completed.
The fact that it was precisely Fox News, Trump’s favorite media, the first to project the Democratic victory in Arizona, infuriated the president who was convinced of his possibilities to turn the result around. Since then, relations between Trump and Fox have deteriorated.
With Arizona’s confirmation for Biden, the Democrat adds 290 delegates to the Electoral College, surpassing the 270 that made him president-elect, while Trump has 217. There is still a winner to be declared in two states, North Carolina, with Trump at the helm, and Georgia, with Biden as the favorite.
Although Biden was declared the winner of the election on Saturday by surpassing 270 delegates, Trump has not yet acknowledged his defeat and has denounced electoral fraud against him without evidence.
The outgoing president has blocked the process of transition to the new government and has filed lawsuits in courts in various states to invalidate votes and turn the results around through the courts.