PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is voicing his concerns about statements President Donald Trump made while addressing the nation on Thursday. Flake sent a number of tweets, including one which said, "No Republican should be okay with the President's statements just now. Unacceptable. Period."  

Arizona's Family spoke to Flake who said he was "horrified" to see President Trump "basically say that if he hasn't won the election; it's fraudulent" without evidence. He believes it's the responsibility of Republicans to say that is out of bounds.

"If you're a Republican, you don't want to anger the president or the base," Flake said. "But what good is having elected office if you don't use it? If you don't stand for what is right? And what is right here is to defend democracy and to defend our system. And to defend those hardworking people who are working in it."

Flake says widescale voter fraud isn't happening, and hasn't happened, but individual cases should be prosecuted and they are.

Meanwhile Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement regarding as Arizona continues to count 2020 election results:

I want to thank the voters of Arizona for having patience. I encourage media outlets, cable news and national pundits to do the same, and to avoid the temptation to declare a winner until our Arizona election officials have finished their jobs. We’ve seen dramatic changes to races up and down the ballot since Tuesday night, including for President. All of this underlines the importance of not jumping to conclusions in the state of Arizona until there is a final outcome in all counties. In Arizona, we count votes received up until Election Day. That’s it. No judges have intervened and no last-minute changes have been enacted. We’re following established Arizona election law to the letter.

 

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