Tuesday night started with a blue hue in Arizona. In the morning, there was a red glow. How could this happen?
Vote counting machines at about 60 vote centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, temporarily stopped processing ballots. Voters had the immediate option to place their ballot in a slot in the same machine to be counted later. There were reports of frustrated and irritated voters, but no accounts that anyone who wanted to vote couldn’t.
PHOENIX – Democrats face stiff challenges to hold their slim 5-4 seat majority in the House of Representative races in Arizona, while the GOP hopes redistricting and midterm backlash gives Republicans the lead.
PHOENIX – Proposition 211, the ballot measure requiring disclosure for political spending, has passed, according to the Associated Press.
PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs maintained a narrow lead Wednesday over Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. The race is one of the most competitive – and most consequential – in the country.
PHOENIX – Incumbent Kathy Hoffman, running a race in which she defended her record, and Tom Horne, a Republican who preached a return to academic basics, were neck and neck as ballots were still be counted.
PHOENIX – Democrat Adrian Fontes, who said his goal is to bring trust back to voters, has a lead over Republican Mark Finchem, who denies the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
PHOENIX – Arizonans had the choice to vote between two polar opposites for attorney general. Democrat Kris Mayes faced off against Republican Abraham Hamadeh, with abortion at the forefront of the election.
WASHINGTON – Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly was leading his Republican challenger, Blake Masters, with a narrow lead in unofficial election results.
Vote counting machines at about 60 vote centers in Maricopa County, Arizona, stopped processing ballots. The problem was due to a printing error. Ballots that were instead placed in a secure slot marked No. 3 remained under full chain of custody control. The county uses bipartisan teams of ballot couriers to retrieve the ballots and securely transport them to a central vote counting center.
PHOENIX – The Republican National Committee and three prominent Arizona Republicans filed a complaint Tuesday ahead of the 7 p.m. close of election polls, requesting an extension to voting hours in Maricopa County until 10 p.m. and suspension of returns for early ballots until 11 p.m.
PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.