Most of you know by now that thousands of early and provisional ballots weren’t counted on Election night November 6, and are in the process of being counted by each county elections division in Arizona. I will daily report updates & any changes of status on this post, so check back here. Counting must be done by next Friday Nov. 16 per state law, but apparently extensions are allowed.
Updated: 11/19/12 5:30 p.m. (see below)
Prop. 118 Permanent State Land Fund was losing on Election Night but has flipped to the winning side & the gap is widening:
Prop. 409 Bonds for City Street Improvements (switched to winning side on Nov. 12, first time since Election Night. No votes to be counted 11/17/12 but counting of provisional ballots resumed on 11/18/12.) Final tally done 11/19/12 and Prop. 409 won by 953 votes.
The Congressional race in CD 2 has been very close and the lead has been switching back & forth, but Barber started leading on Nov. 10 and has declared victory, with McSally conceding on 11/17/12). Final tally done 11/19/12, Barber won by 2454 votes.
Ron Barber (D), incumbent CD 8, 147,338
Martha McSally (R) 144,884
Apparently in CD 1 Democratic former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick has declared victory over Republican Jonathan Paton, who has conceded. Paton has now ran for Congress twice (in CD 8 and CD 2) and lost both races.
No change so far in who’s leading in other close races (and I will only update if there is any change of status):
LD 9 House (Republican Ethan Orr and Democrat Victoria Steele leading for 2 seats)
LD 10 House (Democrats Stefanie Mach & incumbent Bruce Wheeler leading for 2 seats)
PCC Governing Board District 5 (incumbent Marty Cortez leading for one seat)
TUSD Governing Board (Kristel Foster, incumbent Mark Stegeman, & Camy Juarez leading for 3 seats)
The other races appear to be decided, but stay tuned till the final & official count.