We’re still waiting on the election results from Arizona’s Senate race, and it just got REAL depressing REAL fast. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, who sucks for reasons listed here, here, here, here, here and here, now leads Republican Martha McSally by just over 2,000 votes.
ARIZONA SENATE – Rep Kirsten Sinema D-AZ now leads Rep Martha McSally R-AZ pic.twitter.com/KwmcfFTVxS
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) November 9, 2018
Krysten Sinema leapfrogs ahead in the Arizona Senate race over McSally by about 2,000 votes after the first ballot dump today.
There are upwards of 400,000 more to count so it could still go either way, but this has to be a massive boost to the morale of Democrats right now.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 9, 2018
The results were updated after 5 p.m. Thursday, the first time since election night that the tallies had been substantially updated.
Sinema was leading. She had 916,380 votes, representing 48.9 percent of the total reported votes while McSally had 914,369 votes, or 48.8 percent. Green Party candidate Angela Green had earned 43,056.
At mid-day Thursday, McSally stood at 856,848 votes, or 49.37 percent, while Sinema had 839,775 or 48.39 percent. Green Party candidate Angela Green earned 38,978 votes, representing 2.25 percent of the votes posted so far.
It’s too soon to know who will ultimately prevail.
With tonight's batch of ballots released, Kyrsten Sinema takes the lead. To note: These ballots are from the early ballots returned ahead of Election Day when the return rate was essentially even between R & D voters. This was expected to boost Sinema. Many more days ahead… pic.twitter.com/IbeIZ37j72
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) November 9, 2018
Things could change very quickly, but still. I don’t even know why this is competitive. It shouldn’t be.