Arizona Senate Race Still Undecided as Vote Count Continuing

Courthouse News Service

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema stretched her lead over Republican Martha McSally to just over 1 percent Friday in the undecided Arizona U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, and a court battle continued over whether to count thousands of ballots.

With more than 200,000 ballots uncounted, Sinema’s lead Friday evening was 20,203 votes out of 1.96 million, or 49.3 percent to McSally’s 48.3 percent, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

Most of the remaining ballots – early ballots either mailed late or dropped off on Election Day – are from Pima and Maricopa counties, home to Tucson and Phoenix respectively. The parties in the lawsuit agreed Friday to give voters until next Thursday to correct the signature issues, according to a news release from the Campaign Legal Center, who along with the ACLU negotiated the agreement on behalf of a coalition of Arizona nonprofits.

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