Sinema Holds Slim Lead Over McSally With 400k Ballots Left to Count Sinema Holds Slim Lead Over McSally With 400k Ballots Left to Count – NTK Network

Sinema Holds Slim Lead Over McSally With 400k Ballots Left to Count

The Arizona Senate race, like Florida, is coming down to the wire.

By NTK Staff | 11.09.2018 @10:41am
Sinema Holds Slim Lead Over McSally With 400k Ballots Left to Count

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) leads Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in the Arizona Senate race by just a few thousand votes as of Thursday evening.

The report marks a shift in the race, which saw McSally leading Sinema as vote tallies rolled in Tuesday night through Wednesday and most of Thursday. Now Sinema leads McSally by 9,610 votes, which translates to 0.5 percentage points.

Officials are not finished counting ballots in Arizona, a state where about 75 percent of ballots were cast by mail. As of Thursday evening, 400,000 ballots remained uncounted, according to the Washington Post.

As of 12:30pm ET Friday, the breakdown of outstanding ballots breaks down by county like so:

Meanwhile, four local Republican parties in Arizona filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Maricopa and Pima counties, the state’s two largest, for issues involving mail-in ballots.

Four local Republican parties filed a lawsuit Wednesday night challenging the state’s two biggest counties for allowing voters to help resolve problems with their mail-in ballot signatures after Election Day. If the signature on the voter registration doesn’t match that on the sealed envelope, both Maricopa and Pima County allow voters to help them fix, or “cure” it, up to five days after Election Day.

Many other counties only allow voters to cure until polls close on Election Day.

The Associated Press reported that that lawsuit would only impact “a few thousand votes.” Depending on how close the election results are, however, those votes could be critical to determining the ultimate winner of the race.

Republicans picked up three Senate seats on Tuesday night in Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota. Democrats, meanwhile, picked up the Nevada Senate seat. Senate races in Arizona and Florida remain too close to call, and the Mississippi Senate race is headed for a runoff at the end of the month.

Sign Up

for NTK updates every week.


View Privacy Policy