ARIZONA UNCOUNTED BALLOTS GIVE EDGE TO FLAKE AND ARPAIO
posted by Terry Greene Sterling
at 19 November, 9:30 PM 0
Today is Nov. 19, and Arizona is still counting ballots 13 days after the election.
But we have our answers. It looks like Arizona will have a Republican senator, Jeff Flake, over Latino Richard Carmona. The Secretary of State’s office says Flake leads former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona statewide by 41,440 votes.
Maricopa County will continue with Sheriff Joe Arpaio as its chief law enforce — the latest tally of uncounted ballots from the Maricopa County Recorder has Arpaio leading rival Paul Penzone by 84,259 votes.
Barring some dramatic electoral event, there’s just no way Penzone can win. I’m not sure exactly how many ballots are left to count — two days ago, about 67,000 uncounted ballots remained to be tallied statewide.
My guess is perhaps 40,000 uncounted ballots left to go.
Penzone has lost. The Carmona-Flake race has narrowed.
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