John McCain's wife Cindy credited with Dems winning GOP stronghold Arizona, Internet says 'sweet revenge'

The widow of Vietnam war veteran extended her endorsement for Joe Biden following Trump's continuous disparagement of her late husband

                            John McCain's wife Cindy credited with Dems winning GOP stronghold Arizona, Internet says 'sweet revenge'
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US citizens are waiting with bated breath to know the final results of the 2020 presidential elections. The results of a few states have been called, with people getting equally excited and anxious at the same time. The Associated Press reported Arizona gave a historic win to Democrats -- a Republican stronghold -- with Joe Biden becoming only the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the state. Mark Kelly won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain by beating Republican Sen. Martha McSally. As per AP, for the first time in nearly 70 years, Arizona will send two Democrats to the Senate. Kelly joins Kyrsten Sinema in Washington.

In a tightening presidential contest, Biden got Arizona’s 11 electoral votes by winning over swing voters. Two years ago, these voters had split their tickets to elect a Republican governor and a Democrat to the Senate. The most recent Democratic presidential candidate to take Arizona was Bill Clinton, who with 46% of the vote in won in1996, helped by Ross Perot’s strong third-party bid. Before that, the last time Arizona selected a Democrat for president was in 1948 with Harry Truman. 

In September MEAWW reported that Cindy, the widow of Vietnam war veteran and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, extended her endorsement for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on September 22. Cindy had tweeted, “My husband John lived by a code: country first. We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden.”


People on Twitter were crediting Cindy for the win. One said, “And Cindy McCain’s sweet revenge.” A user stated, “Can someone do a Cindy McCain meme as Olenna Tyrell saying “Tell Trump. I want him to know it was me”?” One commented, “Cindy McCain was the voice of her husband and for all of us for Arizona.” One tweeted, “Thank you, Cindy McCain! I know that Senator McCain's spirit lives within you and he would be so proud.” A user opined, “Cindy McCain is a superstar!”  Another said, “Here’s my perspective: Congratulations, Cindy McCain. You helped us win Arizona.”












Recently, in an opinion column in USA Today, Cindy said, “My decision to endorse Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was not taken lightly, and I owe it to my fellow Republicans to explain why I’m convinced he is the best choice on this year’s ballot to lead the nation as president of the United States.”

She wrote, “My husband believed in straight talk and country first. So do I. Joe Biden is the right choice to be president at this pivotal time in the country’s history. He is a patriot who believes passionately in America and the principles and values that make it great.” Cindy expressed her confidence in Biden saying that he will put the country above party. “Most important, Joe will unite a deeply divided country and bring together all Americans to address and overcome the great challenges we face,” she added.

These remarks were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.

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