Why AP Didn’t Call the Arizona Gubernatorial Election

Washington – The Associated Press has not called for a gubernatorial election in Arizona. Katie Hobbes Democratic Secretary of State, and Republican Kali Lake, Former TV station employee.

Voting continues in Arizona Tuesday’s midterm elections, Officials in the state’s 15 counties publish tallies of votes processed at various intervals.

Aggregate Timeline

Almost all ballots in Arizona are mailed, but some voters cast their ballots in person at a vote center. Most Arizona counties do not count ballots in-house, instead having officials bring ballots to a central facility.

Early ballots in Arizona are counted as they arrive, so officials don’t have to wait until polls close on Election Day.

Arizona officials will compile and announce the total number of votes cast. The focus is on Maricopa, the state’s largest county with a total of 4.5 million residents, more than half of Arizona’s total population, and approximately 2.4 million registered voters.

But other big releases come from Arizona’s two most populous counties: Pima (home to Tucson) and Pinal (a large suburban area just south of the Phoenix metro).

Starting with the most recent information, here’s what’s happened so far:

Tuesday, November 8

— Maricopa: Nearly 837,000 votes came from Maricopa County on Election Day, favoring Hobbs over Lake by more than 10 points.

—PIMA: Pima County officials reported receiving about 190,000 votes, of which Hobbes had a two-to-one advantage over Lake.

— Pinal: Pinal County officials cast nearly 38,000 votes, which were split about evenly between Hobbes and Lake.

Wednesday, November 9

— Maricopa: On Wednesday night, Maricopa County officials released the first total votes. This figure did not include her 275,000 early votes received on Election Day.

Maricopa officials reported a total of 225,065 votes, supporting Lake by more than 30 percent.

—PIMA: Wednesday’s poll in Pima County totaled nearly 83,000, with Lake beating Hobbes by more than 20 percentage points.

— Pinal: Wednesday’s ballot release from Pinal County totaled about 75,000, supporting Lake by more than 20 percentage points.

Thursday, November 11 10

— Maricopa: On Thursday, Maricopa County reported a total of 78,000 votes, 10 percentage points in favor of Hobbes.

—PIMA: Pima County announced a total vote load of about 32,000 on Thursday, favoring Hobbes by about 30 percentage points.

— Pinal: About 8,500 people supported the lake in Thursday’s poll in Pinal County, by a margin of about 10%.

Friday, November 11

—MARICOPA: Around 10pm ET Friday, Maricopa officials released another batch of 75,000 votes. provided enough information for the AP to determine that Democratic Senator Mark Kelly won re-election for Republican Blake Masters.

But it still wasn’t enough for AP to decide the winner of the gubernatorial race. Bach favored Hobbes by less than 10 percentage points over Lake.

—PIMA: Friday’s Pima County vote totaled nearly 25,000, nearly 2-1 in favor of Hobbes over Lake. Officials said there were only about 6,000 regular ballots left for verification on Saturday.

remnants of the day

After Friday’s vote announcement, the gubernatorial lead was just over 31,000 votes, with Lake trailing Hobbs by about 1.5 percentage points.

Across Arizona, officials said there are about 400,000 ballots left, including up to 275,000 remaining in Maricopa County. The remaining tens of thousands of ballots were ballots taken on Election Day. “early late” That count is known to slow down aggregation.

Overall, Maricopa officials said they had processed a record number of early votes — 290,000 — that were withdrawn on Election Day.


Meg Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP.


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