Arizonans on Biden Inauguration: ‘Thank God’

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By Jessica Swarner

January 20, 2021

“Today is a new day in America.” 

Arizonans far and wide celebrated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration Wednesday. 

Last year, the state voted Democrats into the White House for the first time since 1996, when Bill Clinton became president. 

In Arizona, 1,672,143 people voted for Biden, while 1,661,686 went for Trump, putting Biden ahead by just 0.3%. 

When asked how they were celebrating Inauguration Day, readers responded with a mix of enthusiasm and relief. 

Others were less than excited about the new administration. 

Democratic elected officials expressed enthusiasm over the country’s new leaders. 

And some Republicans chimed in to congratulate Biden and Harris. 

Reps. Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, who along with Rep. Debbie Lesko objected to Arizona’s electoral votes for Biden, did not acknowledge the transfer of power.


  • Jessica Swarner

    Jessica Swarner is the community editor for The Copper Courier. She is an ASU alumna and previously worked at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix.

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