Joe Biden victory in Arizona officially confirmed as traditional 'Red state' turns for the first time in decades
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Joe Biden victory in Arizona officially confirmed as traditional 'Red state' turns for the first time in decades

JOE BIDEN has officially secured victory in the state of Arizona, eight days after voting in the US presidential election ended.

The state was called in favour of Biden days ago, but there were still some votes to be counted.

The tally has now been officially recorded and Arizona - a traditional stronghold for the Republican Party - has been turned over to the Democrats for the first time since 1996.

That year, Ross Perot's third party candidacy helped Bill Clinton secure victory over Bob Dole, but Biden's win is the first time a Democrat has won there going toe-to-toe with a Republican since 1948.

Mr Biden no longer needed to win Arizona's 11 electoral votes, which take him to a total of 290, after he was declared the winner in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania on Saturday.

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That being said, eyes were fixed on Arizona's official vote count, with many believing calling the state in favour of Biden so early was premature.

Candidates cannot request recounts in Arizona either, and the margin to trigger an automatic one is a razor-thin 0.1% discrepancy.

Donald Trump is yet to concede, despite the election being called universally in favour of Biden over the weekend.

It's understood that Mr Trump still intends to challenge the election results, and aims to take his fight to the Supreme Court, citing voter fraud and corruption, particularly in relation to mail-in ballots.