Officials from Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa, released results from 98, 618 ballots Sunday night that broke 54. 6 percent in favor of Republican Kari River, bringing her closer to Liberal Katie Hobbs.
ABC 15 Data Analyst Garret Archer reported the batch breakdown to become 54. 6 percent in favor of Lake and 45. 4 percent in favor of Democrat Katie Hobbs, giving Lake the net gain of 6, 911 votes. Maricopa County election officials observed in a pr release that “ nearly all” of the ballots in the set “ were dropped away on Election Day, ” which have been widely expected to crack for Republican candidates.
Lake trailed Hobbs by 26, 011 votes statewide, with 93 percent of the total vote reported as of 9: 00 l. m. Eastern, according to the New York Times :
- Hobbs: 1, 211, 595 – 50. five percent
- River: 1, 185, 584 – 49. 5%
Dork Wasserman, senior editor from the U. S. House of Representatives at the Cook Political Report, implied Lake required a greater percentage of the vote soon after the results came in and asserted that it is “[e]extremely tough to see how [she] wins today. ”