Joe Biden became the first Democrat to win a Presidential election in Arizona In 24 years.
With his victory, Biden denied 11 pivotal electoral votes to President Donald Trump that were once safely Republican.
Biden carved a course through fast-changing Maricopa County, where Phoenix and its suburbs supply some 60 percent of the state’s electorate, while Trump ran up the score in rural Arizona.
It was America’s largest county to go to Trump in 2016, but it is also at the center of twin trends reshaping Arizona politics: with every election, disaffected suburban people migrating away from the Republican Party and Democratic-leaning Latinos turning out to be more dominant.
With early voting, the southwestern state broke its own records, marking a significant turnout with 2.6 million votes cast prior to Election Day.
In a Nebraska congressional district which voted for Trump four years ago, Biden also picked up an Electoral College vote. By early Wednesday morning, the president had not transformed any new territories.
As must-win Ohio was added to Trump’s column, Republicans breathed another sigh of relief.