Today was Saturday, and while there were still some ballots in Arizona, the presidential race was called up for Joe Biden.
Stay tuned for the day’s updates from Republic of Arizona reporters.
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10:10 am: Schweikert defeats Tipirneni in 6th Congressional District
Rep. David Schweikert has survived 11 ethical violations and sizable cash deficits to hold the Scottsdale-based congressional seat he has held since it was founded in 2012.
Schweikert defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in a race that represented her party’s frustration in the House of Representatives on a broader scale.
Unofficial results until Saturday morning showed Schweikert a nearly 4 percentage point lead over Tipirneni. There could be more votes to count in the race, entirely in Maricopa County, but with every new tally announced, Schweikert’s lead has only increased since he passed her on Thursday.
Whatever the final vote count may be, the race clearly proved tougher for Schweikert than ever before even in a region where Republicans held a 12-point registration advantage.
Tipirneni, a cancer research advocate and doctor, viewed Schweikert’s ethical problems and creating a public option for health insurance coverage as pillars of her campaign. The loss was the third since 2018. That year, she lost in the special election to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., Then lost in the rematch against Lesko in the general election.
Tom Emmer, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, praised Schweikert’s victory.
“Congratulations to David Schweikert on his hard victory,” Emmer said in a statement. “I want us to continue to work together for the American people in Congress. The Arizonans will continue to be well served by David’s leadership. “
– Ronald J. Hansen
10 a.m.: Arizona is an important state to overthrow Biden
As the tally began, the nation’s attention shifted to a few states this week, and Arizona was among them. The state’s battlefield position has been firmly fortified – and dissected.
People from all over the country have learned the names of the counties and the complexity of counting votes here. Arizona people receive calls and texts from friends or family in other states, asking for an update.
Arizona is the first state that the AP news agency is expected to topple in the presidential race.
Bang last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1996, when Bill Clinton was re-elected. Before that, it had not voted for a Democrat since 1948, when President Harry Truman ruled Arizona.
And the counting continued throughout the week, as a result of the state’s strong voting program and the removal of postal ballots on Election Day. The results reinforce AP’s forecast.
– Rachel Leingang
9:25 am The race is called to Joe Biden
The AP, CNN and NBC news outlets called the presidential race for Joe Biden after predicting he was the winner in Pennsylvania.
His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials arranged through a large number of votes to be tally. Biden passed 270 Electoral College votes with victory in the State of Keystone.
Biden’s victory overthrew an incumbent, a rare feat in history. And it made Sen. Kamala Harris the first Black woman and the first Asian American in the White House.
Biden’s expected electoral victory, not decided until long after some Democrats and pollers have predicted, will put the nation on a completely different path after voters chose one of the most unique presidents in history to rock Washington just four years earlier.
Democrats, running for the third time in the White House campaign this year, have been campaigning on promises to expand access to healthcare and invest in middle-class jobs while against the COVID-19 pandemic with a stronger response from the federal government. He promised to restore international relations with allies in Europe and Asia that Trump contested, while confronting opponents he thought Trump had raised in Russia, China and North Korea.
WINNER: Biden won after toppling important revolving states, including Arizona
9 a.m.: Biden still leads the way as Trump cuts profits
President Donald Trump won the spot against Democratic rival Joe Biden in Arizona on Saturday morning as Maricopa County announced more results.
Biden is currently leading in Arizona with 20,573 votes. The number of votes left for counting continued to dwindle.
This is the final expected big results announcement from Maricopa County, home to 70% of the state’s population. The remaining ballots will take longer to tabulate, including military and foreign ballots, braille ballots, damaged ballots and large print ballots, according to the County Elections. .
According to Maricopa County election officials, more results will be available by 7pm on Saturday.
While there are a few states still counting votes, eyes are on some of the battlefield states that have yet to be verified: Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Alaska has also not been called but most likely won’t go for Trump.
Biden leads in Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
9 a.m.: Richer takes the lead over Fontes in the county recordmaker’s race
Stephen Richer took the lead for the first time over the incumbent scribe Adrian Fontes on Saturday morning when Maricopa County posted additional results.
Richer, a Republican, now leads the way with 2,445 votes in the race to run the elections.
Recorder’s Office also records, tracks, and provides public access to documents such as deeds and asset maps.
9 a.m.: Schweikert’s lead narrowed in Saturday morning results
The incumbent David Schweikert’s lead has shrunk before Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in the race to enter the US House of Representatives in District 6 after a series of new results were announced on Saturday morning. However, the incumbent congressman maintains healthy margins.
9 a.m.: Adel extended his lead to Gunnigle
Maricopa County attorney Allister Adel continues to lead Democratic rival Julie Gunnigle in the race against Maricopa County Attorney, with her profits expanding after a series of new results were announced on Saturday morning. .
9 a.m.: Democrats, 2 Republicans take the lead in the race for the GC Committee
Democrats Anna Tovar, along with Republicans Lea Márquez Peterson and Jim O’Connor, hold the lead positions in the six-seat three-seat race on the Arizona Corporations Commission after a series of new results were made. dad on Saturday morning ..
The commission sets prices and policies for utilities, including the renewable energy they use.
8:45 am: The total number of votes from Maricopa County is slated for Saturday
Maricopa County is expected to add more ballots to the vote count in the two reports on Saturday, scheduled for 9am and 7pm.
President Donald Trump inched closer to former Vice President Joe Biden when Friday’s vote count was released, but he continued to slow the pace needed to win Arizona’s 11 electoral votes.
As of Saturday morning, Biden was ahead of Trump with 28,052 votes in Arizona.
8:30 am: Biden nods to Arizona during his Friday night speech
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden repeated his call on Friday to let supporters be patient so that votes count three days after the vote ends in the race for president. Donald Trump.
“We don’t have a final, one-win claim yet,” Biden said indoors at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, where hundreds of supporters had gathered outside. “We are going to win this race with the majority of the people behind us.”
Biden mentioned two Arizona in his remarks, the first to note that the former vice president is winning in state.
Then he said, “One of the things I am particularly proud of is how well we have done across America. We will be the first Democrat to win in Arizona in 24 years. We will be the first Democrats to win Georgia in 28 years. “
– Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
8 a.m.: Clean energy can return with new tuners
The results of the election threaten new requirements for clean energy that Arizona Corporation Commission officials have been working on for four years.
Commissions set rates and policies for utilities in the state.
Just last month, they put in place new requirements that include utilities that generate zero carbon emissions from their power plants by 2050 and use a certain amount of renewable energy like solar. heaven and wind on the way to achieve that goal. Energy and nuclear efficiency can also be used to reduce carbon emissions.
But the two candidates in the GC Commission race, who are likely to oppose those rules and can prevent them from being implemented, are leading the results as of Friday afternoon.
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The race leaders are Democrats Anna Tovar and Republicans Lea Márquez Peterson and Jim O’Connor. If their leaders are held firmly, they will join Justin Olson of the Republican Party and Sandra Kennedy of the Democratic Party.
The two Democrats favor more renewable energy. Republicans Olson and O’Connor oppose any duties for utilities of this type.
Márquez Peterson voted for a number of requirements, such as energy efficiency, but voted against the overall measure as it included specific requirements for renewable energy.
A final vote on the new rules is scheduled for November 13, which the current committee will do. But in a few months or so, the new committee sitting in the chair will have to give final approval to the rules – if they do.
– Ryan Randazzo
In typical years, the vote counting process is quite predictable: Arizona Republicans vote heavily by voting early and by quick submission, while Democrats vote later, voting early in rooms. vote or vote on Election Day.
But 2020 changed much of that, as President Donald Trump raised doubts about the legitimacy of mailed ballots and a coronavirus pandemic that left many voters – especially many Democrats – avoiding. Huge crowd at the polls on Election Day.
Democrats are also concerned that the Postal Service could slow down their early delivery, so the party and activists urged voters to quickly fill out and return their ballots.
Republicans, meanwhile, tend to keep their ballot papers and mail them in later or discard them just before Election Day. They also vote a lot at the polls.
That means early elections, often on Republican trends, tend to be more Democrats instead. And the ballot papers in the polls, which are often strong Democrats, this year made it difficult for the Republicans.
– Rob O’Dell and Caitlin McGlade
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