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Arizona politicians react to Joe Biden being projected to win White House

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PHOENIX — Arizona politicians reacted Saturday morning after Democrat Joe Biden was projected by the Associated Press to be the 46th president of the United States.

Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema released a statement saying the state voted in record-breaking numbers to support leaders who will heal the country’s divisions.

The family of longtime Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain, widow Cindy and daughter Meghan, also tweeted their congratulations to Biden.

Democrat U.S. House members Ruben Gallego, Greg Stanton and Raul Grijalva, who all secured reelection, tweeted their thoughts on Biden winning the presidency.

Isela Blanc, a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, tweeted about the significance of Kamala Harris becoming Vice President.

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted about Biden wanting to reunite the country.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez also congratulated Joe Biden’s projected win in an email statement, saying the people have spoken and change is coming to America.

“Now that the hard-fought campaign and election have passed, we have to come together, heal, and unite to move tribal nations and the country forward on a positive path,” he said. “The First Americans of this country, including a large majority of Navajo voters, had a major impact in the outcome of the presidential election in several swing states – that needs to be recognized and acknowledged by all.”

Arizona Congressman Rep. Paul Gosar, meanwhile, cast doubt that the race was over. However, there are no confirmed reports of his claims.

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