The midterm elections have been so close in several states that election officials have been unable to announce a winner until every vote has been counted. In Arizona, now 4 days after the polls officially closed, votes are still being counted as we speak. It has been a slow-going process, but it looks like Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has expanded her lead against Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the Senate race to succeed Republican Senator John Flake, who announced last year that he would not be running for re-election after clashing with Donald Trump.
According to Politico:
‘Sinema stretched her lead to 28,688 votes on Saturday evening as officials in the two most-populous counties, Maricopa and Pima, counted tens of thousands more absentee ballots, though that margin could shrink slightly if smaller counties where McSally has an edge report new totals later Saturday evening. Sinema now has 49.5 percent of the vote to McSally’s 48.2 percent, with hundreds of thousands more votes still left to count.’
If Sinema wins this high-stakes election, she will be the first Democratic Senator elected in the state of Arizona since 1988. The race has been hard fought, and not without animosity between the two parties, especially since Republicans have been fighting tooth and nail to stop the votes from being counted by suggesting that it is somehow “improper.”
Arizona is one of two states, including Florida, whose elections have not yet been called.
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