The then president and candidate for re-election donald trump pressured at the end of 2020 who was the governor of Arizona, the Republican Doug Ducey, to annul the victory of the Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 election in that state, The Washington Post first reported on Saturday.
Trump had lost the state of Arizona by less than 11,000 votes and allegedly asked Ducey to try search for evidence of voter fraud to discredit Biden’s victorysources familiar with the Trump-Ducey talks told The Washington Post and CNN.
According to people familiar with those phone calls, Trump and Ducey had a phone call in which Trump asked Ducey to reverse the Arizona election results.
Ducey told reporters in December 2020 that he had had a phone conversation with Trump, but its content was unknown until now.
The phone call that the media reported this Saturday is similar to the one that Trump had with the Secretary of State of Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, after the 2020 elections.
On that occasion, Trump asked Raffensperger to “seek” the votes that were necessary to annul Biden’s victory, according to an audio of the call made public at the time by The Washington Post.
In this case, there is no recording of the call between Trump and Ducey, who left the governorship of Arizona in January of this year.
The revelations come as the battle for the nomination to be the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2024 presidential election intensifies, in which Biden will run for re-election as the Democratic Party’s nominee.
There are 14 contenders for the nomination in the Republican field And, although Trump starts as the favorite, he faces politicians of great weight such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence.
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Source: La Opinion