Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward exhorted supporters of President Donald Trump to stay strong because the election in the Grand Canyon State is “far from over.”
“Do not lose heart. Do not allow the negativity and the fake news to bring you down. Arizona is in this fight, 100 percent,” Ward said in a video posted Monday morning.
News outlets have called the presidential race in Arizona for Democrat Joe Biden after Trump dramatically cut the lead from approximately 93,000 votes the day after the election to approximately 10,000 where it now stands, or 49.39 percent for Biden to 49.09 percent for the president.
In today’s update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz educates the media on when a nominee becomes president-elect and encourages Arizona voters to stay the course because the fight is far from over. pic.twitter.com/3WVt8s1x7x
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) November 16, 2020
“We’re going into the canvassing phase of this election,” Ward said. “That means we’re assuring that the votes cast are cast as the voter intended and counted appropriately.”
“We have questions that have to be answered,” she added.
The GOP chair also highlighted that Democrat Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has referred to Trump supporters as neo-Nazis in a tweet before taking office.
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) August 15, 2017
“I think it’s something we have to be very, very cognizant of,” Ward said.
She relayed that the Arizona GOP is working closely with the Trump campaign’s legal team.
“I’ve been in regular contact with Rudy Giuliani, with Sidney Powell and with their teams,” Ward said.
“So stay strong, stay firm. Understand that this election is far from over. We do not have a president-elect at this time,” she explained, noting the election has not be certified.
Last week, the Arizona Republican Party filed a lawsuit to enforce a hand recount by precinct.
BREAKING: This afternoon, the @AZGOP filed suit to enforce a hand count by precinct, not voting center, as required by law.
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) November 13, 2020
Giuliani tweeted on Saturday that Arizona is one of the states in which Dominion Voting Systems is utilized.
Did you know a foreign company,DOMINION,was counting our vote in Michigan, Arizona and Georgia and other states.
But it was a front for SMARTMATIC, who was really doing the computing.
Look up SMARTMATIC and tweet me what you think?
It will all come out.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) November 14, 2020
A county in Michigan flipped from Biden to Trump after a computer glitch was discovered.
Antrim County officials blamed it on software from Dominion.
Powell claimed during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo” that the Trump legal team has discovered evidence that “millions of votes” were shifted electronically.
“We’re fixing to overturn the results of the election in multiple states,” she said.