The Arizona Senate election is not over yet. Arizona officials continue to count ballots, and Dem Sinema is now in the lead. However, the fight isn’t over. The Daily Caller reports:
For the first time since the polls closed, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has now taken the lead over Republican Martha McSally in the razor-thin election to become Arizona’s next U.S. senator.
Following a dump of 120,000 votes from Maricopa County on Thursday night, Sinema gained a small edge over McSally, leading her Republican opponent by 9,610 votes, or .5 percent. In total, Sinema has 932,870 votes and McSally has 923,260.
However, the race is far from being decided. There are about 400,000 votes still left to be counted — 345,000 of which are in Maricopa County. Republicans believe these votes will favor McSally. Forecasters don’t expect the race to be called for, at least, another few days.
“With half a million ballots left to count, we remain confident that as votes continue to come in from counties across the state, Martha McSally will be elected Arizona’s next senator,” McSally campaign CEO Jim Bognet said in a Thursday statement.
This election is razor thin, but many Republican ballots still need to be counted, so McSally’s odds of taking the lead again are high.