Hobbs maintains lead in Secretary of State race, according to new voting numbers

PHOENIX (AP/KSAZ) -- New voting numbers from the Arizona Secretary of State's office show Democratic Party candidate Katie Hobbs is still leading in the race to replace Michele Reagan as the state's next Secretary of State.

As of 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Hobbs received 1,093,034 votes (50.10%), while GOP candidate Steve Gaynor received 1,087,747 votes (49.90%). This means Hobbs is ahead by 5,287 votes.

On the night of the election, the Associated Press projected that Gaynor will win the race, a projection that was subsequently criticized by the Hobbs campaign.

"The Associated Press has incorrectly called the Secretary of State race in Arizona with a razor-thin margin and hundreds of thousands of ballots remaining to be counted," said Niles Harris, Hobbs' campaign manager, on the night of the election.

On November 12, the Associated Press retracted its projection, and said the wire service will not make a projection until results are certified by officials.

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