President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to meet with him or speak with him, following an hourslong event with GOP state senators.
“Governor Ducey of Arizona refuses to meet with me,” he wrote of the GOP governor. “He doesn’t want to explain that he selected a foreign corrupt Voting Machine company to count the vote. I understand his reluctance, but just call a special session. Let’s find out how crooked your election really was?”
Later, the former New York mayor wrote witnesses in the event described hundreds of thousands of illegal votes being “entered under the direction of Democrat officials” in Maricopa and Pima counties in Arizona.
Giuliani also suggested that the alleged election “corruption is not all on the Democrat side,” adding he believes “there is an equal distribution of virtue and vice for both Republicans and Democrats.”
On Twitter, Ducey defended himself from allegations from Giuliani and Trump after he certified the state’s election results.
“I’ve been pretty outspoken about Arizona’s election system and bragged about it quite a bit, including in the Oval Office. And for good reason,” he wrote on Twitter, stating that he believes Arizona has “some of the strongest election laws in the country, laws that prioritize accountability and clearly lay out procedures for conducting, canvassing, and even contesting the results of an election.”
Ducey was seemingly responding to allegations laid out at the event, as well as statements from Trump and other Republicans.
He added: “The problems that exist in other states simply don’t apply here. I’ve also said all along, I’m going to follow the law … I’ve sworn an oath to uphold it, and I take my responsibility seriously.”
Earlier, Trump asked why Ducey was “rushing to put” Joe Biden in office “especially when so many horrible things concerning voter fraud are being revealed at the hearing going on right now.”
Reports said that Ducey may have rejected a phone call from Trump himself during the election certification process on Monday. Previously, Ducey told media outlets that he changed his phone’s ringtone to “Hail to the Chief” for when Trump calls him several months ago. As he was sitting in the certification event, the “Hail to the Chief” ringtone started playing on his phone, and Ducey appeared to reject the call.
Ducey’s office has not yet responded to a request for comment about Giuliani’s statement.