Democrats continue to lead Arizona will half million ballots still to be tallied
More than a half million ballots were left to be processed and tallied across Arizona after Tuesday’s general election. Officials said it may take several more days to complete the task and the outcomes of a number of high-profile state races remain undetermined.
Generally speaking, Republicans whittled away at leads Democrats maintained in several key Arizona races as new numbers were added Wednesday, updating Tuesday’s unofficial count. The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office offered these numbers early Thursday morning.
*Democrat Mark Kelly (51.4%, 979,509) led Republican Blake Masters (46.4%, 884,191) by 95,318 votes in Arizona’s U.S. senate race.
*Democrat Katie Hobbs (50.3%, 953,783) led Republican Kari Lake (49.7%, 940,716) by 13,067
votes in the Governer’s race.
*Democrat Adrian Fontes (52.4%, 980,143) led Republican Mark Finchem (47.6%, 890,376) by 89,767 votes in the Secretary of State contest.
*Democrat Kris Mayes (50.1%, 933,279) led Republican Abe Hamadeh (49.9%, 929,036) by 4,243 votes in the battle for Attorney General.
*Republican Kimberly Yee (55.7%, 1,033,275) led Democrat Martin Quezada (44.3%, 821,379) by 211,896 votes in the State Treasurer race.
Republican Tom Horne (50.2.%, 933,111) led Democrat Kathy Hoffman (49.8%, 925,590) by 7,521 votes in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction.