November 13, 2020

Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward on the 2020 election

Ward said the results show a red wave swept the state.

More than a week after polls closed, the race to count every ballot continued in Arizona — even after victories in other states gave Joe Biden enough electoral votes to take the White House. We heard from the heads of Arizona’s political parties, beginning with Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward.

Her party joined the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee in a lawsuit challenging counting in Maricopa County. Ward said until the results are certified, President Trump and Republican Sen. Martha McSally still had a path to victory. [Eds.: McSally conceded the race to her opponent Mark Kelly on Friday morning, after Ward spoke to Arizona 360].

“Not one state has certified an election as of the time of this interview,” Ward said. “So the only people who have actually called the election are the media. And as we all know, there is nowhere in the Constitution that the mainstream media calls elections. So at this point we do not have a president-elect in our country.”

“I’ve had some people on Twitter say, ‘Why don’t you just be a gracious loser?’ I will tell you that I will be gracious. I’ll be gracious in the dining room but in this fight I’m a warrior. I’m a warrior for Republicans, I’m a warrior for election integrity and I’m still a warrior for President Donald J. Trump,” Ward said.

Arizona 360
Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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