Kelly, Hobbs take senate, governor races￼
MOHAVE COUNTY – Kingman voters overwhelming rejected a proposed sales tax increase and Arizona democrats have racked up wins in hotly contested races for the U.S. senate and Governor’s office. That much was clear, but thousands of votes were left to be counted across the state Tuesday morning, at deadline for this edition of The Standard.
Results are unofficial pending canvas but the City of Kingman’s proposition 415 was defeated by a near 2-1 voting margin. 7,651 people voted against the tax increase to fund a street maintenance program, while the measure drew support from 4,093 people.
The Associated Press and other election monitors have called the senate and governor’s races for Democrats Mark Kelly and Katie Hobbs, concluding there are not enough votes left to process to allow comebacks by Republicans Blake Masters and Kari Lake.
Kelly (1,300,471) led Masters (1,174,755) by 125,716 votes as of Tuesday morning. Hobbs (1,267,241) led Lake (1,247,589) by 19,382 votes.
Republican Kimberly Yee (1,366,196) is the projected winner over Democrat Martin Quezada (1,088,708) in the state Treasurer’s race.
Republican Tom Horne (1,233,603) led Democrat Kathy Hoffman (1,227,047) by 6,556 votes for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Democrat Adrian Fontes (1,299,784) led Republican Mark Finchem (1,178,588) by 121,196 votes in the Secretary of State battle, while Democrat Kris Mayes (1,234,664) was ahead of Republican Abe Hamadeh (1,231,577) by 3,087 votes.