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Ducey Visits White House, Talks Coronavirus And Mail-In Voting With Trump

Associated Press

President Trump today hosted Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey at the White House, pointing to the state as a model for the nation for addressing so-called “embers” of the coronavirus.

Arizona began experiencing a severe spike in COVID-19 cases after the Memorial Day holiday, as did several other states where aggressive reopening plans coincided with an increase in travel. Trump and Ducey held a press conference together to discuss the pandemic. Neither wore a mask.  They also discussed mail-in voting. Ducey said it is not the time to experiment when it comes to voting during a pandemic and that mail-in and in-person voting will be safe and fair.  Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Arizona next Tuesday with scheduled stops in two cities. The White House announced he’ll visit Tucson to accept the endorsement of the Arizona Association of Police and then go to Mesa to participate in in the Latter-Day Saints for Trump Coalition rollout. President Trump visited Arizona last month for a meeting with Governor Doug Ducey and public health officials. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to win Arizona in 1996, but the long-held Republican state is regarded as a toss-up in this year’s race.