Gov. Ducey: Peaceful transfer of power 'every American's expectation' if Biden wins election

Posted at 7:54 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 07:33:41-04

PHOENIX — While some Arizona residents have already started voting, the pressure is mounting for both parties 40 days from election day.

While election officials work tirelessly to ensure a smooth voting process, presidential candidates are making power moves- hitting key battleground states like Arizona by force.

President Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, Second-Lady Karen Pence, Ivanka, and Eric Trump all visiting the Grand Canyon State in the last month, hoping to secure a Republican win.

Still, the President's decline to comment on what he'd do if Democratic Candidate Joe Biden wins the election Wednesday has stirred up a new wave of questions.

Thursday, Governor Doug Ducey invited University Presidents from across the state to join him at his latest briefing in downtown Phoenix, where he thanked them for their work as COVID-19 posed new challenges to the task of providing higher education.

Ducey was swift to acknowledge we're down to the wire when asked about growing concern among Arizona voters on our elections process.

"Election integrity is top of mind and top priority for me in the state of Arizonan," he said. "We've been doing this since 1796, with a peaceful transition of power, and I think that those comments were clarified today in terms of that there would be respect for any free and fair elections and I think that's every American's expectation."