With a possible recount pending in Florida, the GOP is beginning to get desperate to hold on to their few wins in the Senate. As of Friday, Trump’s conjecture that Republicans would eventually win three and possibly four Senate seats has not come to fruition.
One of the wins the GOP thought they had was in Arizona in the race between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally. As Sinema pulls ahead with absentee ballots added to the totals, Republicans are filing a lawsuit to stop those ballots from being counted.
John McCain’s widow, Cindy McCain, took issue with that.
@AZGOP I am one of those mail in ballots. I was under the impression my vote was always counted.
— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) November 8, 2018
According to AZ Central:
‘The Republican groups are challenging the way counties verify signatures on mail-in ballots that are dropped off at the polls on Election Day, according to the complaint obtained by The Arizona Republic.
‘At stake is an unknown number of ballots that could tip the result of the U.S. Senate race. Just 17,000 votes separated Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as of Wednesday evening, a cliffhanger that could take days, if not weeks, to call.
‘The lawsuit seemed to signal Republicans’ anxiety over Thursday’s expected posting of additional results from Maricopa County, the most populous area of the state, where Sinema has dominated so far.’
As of Friday at 1:24 PM EST, Sinema is leading by 9,610 votes, a margin of just 0.5 percent over her Republican challenger. Votes in Maricopa may lead to a wider margin of victory, but not if the GOP can help it.
For the most part, Arizona voters were supportive of McCain’s tweet, although others noted the silence when Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who ran for governor, tried to suppress the votes of tens of thousands of people, 70 percent of whom are black. Read some of Twitter’s comments below: