PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) It’s been three days since Election Day, and Arizona still has about 238,349 votes to count statewide. Many of these were mailed ballots or those that were dropped at a polling center or in a drop box on Election Day, election officials said. The race was still too close to call on Friday morning.
Maricopa County election officials tweeted Friday morning that 1.9 million votes had been tally. That is an unofficial number at this time. About 138,000 early ballots remain for processing and tabulation. Analysis of ballots requires signature verification and provisional ballots are not immediately available on Friday morning.
The new numbers released at 9 am come from about 60,000 Maricopa County ballots and statements from Santa Cruz County. Next information is expected from Maricopa County at 7pm on Friday.
The latest numbers show that President Donald Trump continues to close the gap with Joe Biden̵7;s lead in Arizona. On Friday morning, Biden is ahead of 43,779 in Arizona, which means Trump has narrowed the Democratic lead lead by nearly 2,500 votes. A total of 68,134 ballots, most of them from Maricopa County, were added to the statewide vote count.
- New votes for Trump: 35,306
- New votes for Biden: 32,828
Too close to call
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who works closely with County Elections officials, said the presidential race is still too close to call in when it comes to Arizona’s impact. And this is assumed to be without interruption, Hobbs said.
“If you listen to what protesters say they want, they want the votes to count, and that’s exactly what’s going on, so why are you trying to distract from that happening?” Minister Hobbs said.
She also added that when it comes to voting trends, this year many Democrats have gone beyond the usual voting behavior and early voting, so it could go either way.
The expert Electoral College considering the presidential race is still too close to call
Latest unofficial numbers reported by the Arizona Secretary of State (9:15 am Friday, November 6)
- President Donald Trump (R) – 1,517,368 (48.58%)
- Joe Biden (D) – 1,561,147 (49.99%)
While The Associated Press predicted Wednesday morning that Joe Biden would win 11 Arizona electoral votes, CBS News did not call the race.
United States Senate
- Martha McSally (R) – 1,497,199 (48.34%)
- Mark Kelly (D) – 1,599,732 (51.66%)
US House – District 6
- David Schweikert (R) – 200,490 (51.53%)
- Hiral Tipirneni (D) – 188,548 (48.47%)
Maricopa County Attorney from Maricopa County Recorder Office
- Allister Adel – 890,855 (51%)
- Julie Gunnigle – 870,244 (49%)
Tickets not yet counted *: (updated at 10:30 am on Friday)
The districts are sorted by population size.
- Maricopa County: 137,000
- Pima seeds: 25,700
- Pinal County: 33,800
- Yavapai County: 1875
- Yuma County: 3,855
- Mohave County: 6,503
- Coconino seeds: 1,857
- Cochise County: 9,206
- Navajo County: 7,839
- Apache seed: 9,400
- Gila seeds:
- Santa Cruz County: 1,309
- Graham County:
- La Paz Seeds:
- Greenlee County: 5
* If a county is empty, the remaining uncounted votes have not been reported or updated.
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Maricopa County Elections officials said all ballots cast directly on Election Day at their voting centers were tally. More than 167,000 Maricopa County voters cast their ballots directly on Election Day. Quantity t
“These things take time,” said Adrian Fontes, Recorder of Maricopa County, on Tuesday night. “We want to get them done right – not fast. We have to verify the signature, process all of that stuff and then tabulate. That will take a little while.”
Fontes said the county will have no official results for the next few days. “But we’ll have solid results once we achieve them,” he said.
The important days are coming
Under Arizona law, foreign ministers have a maximum of three weeks after an election (“Wednesday after a general election”) to certify their election results. (ARS § 16-648) The date is November 30. On December 14, electors across the country will vote in their respective states. On January 6, 2021, the National Assembly will meet in a joint session to count the electoral votes and announce the results. Inauguration date is January 20.
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