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PHOENIX - We're watching Arizona Primary Election races from across the state, which includes those running for governor, attorney general, U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, House seats and other highly contended races.
We'll be providing up-to-date information on candidates, their progress in respective races and results as they come in.
This wraps up our live blog coverage of the primary election. Be sure to check https://fox10phoenix.com/elections for all the latest results of the Federal, State, Legislative races, along with Maricopa County Attorney, and Fountain Hills Mayor.
The Secretary of State's Office says with 100% precincts reporting, out of 4,156,067 registered voters, 1,295,237 ballots were cast. Voter turnout was 31.16%.
With more votes counted, the general election matchups in Arizona continue to take shape, including who will be running to lead the state.
Two major races were called last night, including the Republican race for governor. The Associated Press called the race for Kari Lake, after the Maricopa County Elections Office added 75,000 votes to their totals.
Lake is ahead by 3 percentage points right now, 47% to 44%, extending her lead over Karrin Taylor Robson to about 20,000 votes. The additional votes pushed Lake ahead in Maricopa County, meaning she won every county in Arizona on her way to the nomination.
Another big race taking shape last night is for Secretary of State. Republican Mark Finchem will face Democrat Adrian Fontes.
Finchem was backed by former President Donald Trump and has pushed claims that the 2020 election in Arizona was stolen. Those claims have been debunked.
Fontes is the former Maricopa County Recorder who lost his re-election bid for that position in 2020.
This wraps up today's primary election results coverage. Check back tomorrow (August 5) for further updates.
Adrian Fontes, in an interview he gave in 2020. At the time, Fontes was the Maricopa County Recorder.
The Associated Press (AP) is projecting former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes as the winner of the Democratic nomination for Arizona Secretary of State.
The AP is projecting Kari Lake as the winner of the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary. This means Lake and incumbent Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) will run in November to succeed Doug Ducey as Governor.
Maricopa County is answering questions about the vote count process on Twitter.
Kari Lake maintains a lead of 2 percentage points in the Republican gubernatorial primary, which is around 12,000 votes. More than 83% of the ballots have been counted already. According to the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, less than 100,000 early ballots remain to be processed. We're expecting another drop of votes to happen around 7 p.m.
More than 24 hours after the polls closed in the Arizona Primary, votes are still being counted and the Republican governor's race is still too close to call.
Kari Lake continues to lead Karrin Taylor Robson by 2 percentage points. 82% of the ballots are counted. About 12,000 votes separate the two.
Maricopa County says they have about 92,000 early ballots left to process and tabulate and another 50,000 that still need to be verified. We're expecting more results tonight around 7 p.m.
The latest numbers on a few of the races:
Arizona GOP governor's race
Arizona Democratic Secretary of State race
Fountain Hills mayoral race
Get the latest results from congressional races here: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/elections
This wraps up our election coverage for tonight (August 3). Check back tomorrow morning for more elections-related news, as well as the latest results.
In Arizona, candidates backed by Trump, by and large, won their respective primaries, but how might they fare in November, when voters of all parties vote on one ballot? FOX 10's Marissa Sarbak spoke with political analyst Chuck Coughlin on what they might do.
The gubernatorial race is too close to call. More than 100,000 early ballots are still waiting to be counted in Maricopa County. With 80% of precincts reporting, Kari Lake leads Karrin Taylor Robson by 2%.
The Pinal County Recorder's Office is expected to provide an update on their primary election issues. We talked to a number of residents who say polling centers didn't open on time and some were running out of ballots. Both the Republican National Committee and AZ Democracy Resource Center are now looking into the election problems voters faces in Pinal County. A briefing will take place at 1 p.m. at the courthouse in Florence.
According to Pinal County, 20 precincts asked for more ballots during yesterday's voting hours. Officials say the shortage was due to an unprecedented demand for in person ballots.
Meanwhile, more than 130,000 ballots in Maricopa County still need to be processed and tabulated. This could take several days.
One of the other big races that is sure to be among the most expensive in the nation is the Senate race. Trump-backed candidate Blake Masters will take on Democrat Mark Kelly in November. Kelly currently holds the Senate seat and the race is expected to be highly competitive.
The Associated Press reports Eli Crane wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
The Associated Press reports David Schweikert wins the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.
The Associated Press reports Abraham Hamadeh wins the GOP Attorney General primary. He will face Kris Mayes in the November general election.
Republican Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers lost to David Farnsworth in a bid for a state Senate seat. Read the full story here.
Mark Finchem has beat out three other GOP candidates in the race for secretary of state, according to a projection from the Associated Press. Read the full story here.
This wraps up our election coverage for tonight (August 2). Check back tomorrow morning for more elections results.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trailing his opponent in the race to be Fountain Hill's mayor.
The former sheriff said during the late night hours of August 2 that the vote totals so far came from early ballots, and he was awaiting the totals of in-person voting.
If Arpaio loses in the mayoral election, it would mark his fourth electoral defeat in recent years.
(AP Report) Voters on the vast Navajo Nation have advanced tribal presidential candidates Jonathan Nez and Buu Nygren to the general election in November.
Voters narrowed the list of 15 candidates in the primary election Tuesday.
The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the U.S., extending into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. The candidates pushed platforms that included economic development, ensuring that basic needs such as running water and electricity are met and finding ways to preserve the Navajo language.
The Associated Press is projecting Kirsten Engel to win the Democratic primary in Arizona's 6th Congressional District. That district covers portions of Cochise, Graham, Pinal and Pima Counties, as well as the whole of Greenlee County.
Pinal County elections officials have provided a live feed of ballots being counted
Michelle Udall released a statement. She is one of five candidates, including write-in candidates, in the GOP primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction
The question now, in terms of the ballot counting process, is what happens from here on out?
According to a statement released by the Maricopa County Elections Department, they will publish in-person Election Day results as they are returned from each of the 210 Vote Centers throughout the night. They estimate 106,000 ballots were cast in person on Aug. 2.
"Starting Wednesday, August 3, the Elections Department will begin to signature verify and process the early ballots dropped off on Monday and at the polls today. We’ll update unofficial results daily by 7:00 p.m. until all verified ballots are counted. We’ll also provide a daily update of the estimated ballots left to count," read a portion of the statement.
Elections officials say they can't complete counting until after the Aug. 9 statutory deadline for the following:
- Conditional Provisional Ballots, cast by voters who did not provide sufficient ID when voting in-person.
- Questionable Signatures, or ballots cast by voters whose early ballot signature were questioned. Those voters have a chance to cure the signature issue.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Marco Lopez released a statement after the AP projected his opponent, Katie Hobbs, to win the primary race.
The last line, written in Spanish, translates to "It always seems impossible until it becomes reality."
The first batch of election results are released. Click here to view them.
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer says 106,000 in-person votes have been counted, so far.
Polls have officially closed in Arizona.
FOX 10 has received several calls and emails on Election Day from viewers saying they had issues with the voting in Pinal County, in-person. Some people said they couldn't get a ballot to vote because some locations ran out.
It's Election Day in Arizona and voters from around the state are heading to the polls for the 2022 Primary. Voters will decide on candidates for governor, senate, congressional races, and dozens of state and local contests. Many voters have already cast their ballots, but plenty of people are still showing up tonight at the polls.
Arizona Governor race:
- Barry Hess (Write-In) https://hessforgovernor.com
- Patrick Finerd (Write-In)
- Steve Gaynor (Withdrawn)
- Kari Lake https://www.karilake.com
- Scott Neely https://neelyforgovernor.com
- Karrin Taylor Robson https://karrinforarizona.com
- Carlos Roldan (Write-In)
- Matt Salmon (Withdrawn) https://mattsalmonforaz.com
- Alex Schatz (Write-In)
- Paola Tulliani-Zen https://zforarizona.com
The AP is projecting that Katie Hobbs has won the Democratic Party gubernatorial primary.
Attorney general race:
- Kris Mayes http://www.krismayes.com
- Michael Kielsky (Write-In) https://kielsky.com
- Lacy Cooper https://www.lacycooperforaz.com
- Rodney Glassman https://www.rodneyglassman.com
- Andrew Gould https://gouldforag.com
- Dawn Grove https://dawngroveforarizona.com
- Abraham Hamadeh https://www.abeforag.com
- Tiffany Shedd https://sheddforaz.com
Arizona Senator race:
- Mark Kelly (Incumbent)
- Marc Victor https://liveandletliverevolution.com
- Craig R. Brittain http://brittainforsenate.com
- Blake Ms https://www.blakemasters.com
- Michael McGuire https://electmick.com
- David Bozic (Write-In) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUgbNanHEho
- Frank Bertone (Write-In) https://www.facebook.com/FrankforSenate
- Mark Brnovich https://www.brnoforaz.com
- Jim Lamon https://jimlamon.com
- Justin Olson https://www.votejustinolson.com