Bad news for McSally
As the vote count continues in Arizona’s Senate race, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema now leads Republican Martha McSally by approximately 30,000 votes. This is up from the 20,000 votes by which she previously led.
Unless the trend in election returns shifts — and soon — Arizona will get its first Democrat in the U.S. Senate in decades.
And the state Republican Party may be laying the groundwork for a legal challenge to stop that from happening.
New figures Saturday evening show Kyrsten Sinema has amassed 1,048,655 votes. That gives her a lead over Republican Martha McSally that now approaches 30,000.
Just a day earlier, Sinema had a edge of about 20,200.
There are 198,000 ballots left to count, but it doesn’t look good for McSally.
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes reports he still has 198,000 ballots to tally. And assuming the current split among Sinema, McSally and Green Party candidate Angela Green continues, Sinema will pick up 99,000 of those to about 95,400 for McSally.
McSally had gained some ground with new reports from several rural counties, but that wasn’t enough to offset how Sinema is doing elsewhere.
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