Arizona GOP sues to limit mail-in ballots in US Senate race

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Sinema, 42, is a former Green Party activist who became a Democratic centrist with her first election to the House of Representatives in 2012. "McSally's one-point lead places the contest well within the survey's margin-of-error of 3.9 percent - indicating it's anyone's game in a state that is witnessing record voter turnout", writes the DC.

He expects both parties to request public information from county recorders under the Arizona Public Records Law to seek to determine reporting discrepancies between official vote tallies and voters who cast ballots provisionally and those who voted early. "The race has tightened and it's fitting that the victor will be decided based on who can best turn out out their voters on Election Day".

Evidently, a surge in Democratic enthusiasm in Arizona wasn't enough to push Sinema to a fast win.

That means that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally, two sitting congresswomen, will have to hold on a little longer before knowing who will make history and become the first female Senator from Arizona.

With a decisive loss for Garcia on Tuesday and an Associated Press-reported victory for Republican secretary of state candidate Steve Gaynor - his opponent, Katie Hobbs, has not conceded - Sinema's contest is one of the last opportunities for Arizona Democrats to score a statewide office. But many ballots known as "late earlies" arrive in the mail on Election Day, in the few days leading up to it or are hand delivered by the voters themselves.

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The race is a contest to replace outgoing Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a Trump critic who is despised by most people in his own party and made a decision to retire instead of running for re-election.

Ninety-three percent of Democrats back Sinema, while 85 percent of Republicans support McSally. Republican ads publicized a 2010 video of Sinema repeating a comedian's description of Arizona as "the meth lab of democracy".

McSally tweeted early Wednesday that she was going "to bed with a lead of over 14,000 votes".

People gather for the Arizona Democrats Election Night party at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown in Phoenix, Nov. 7, 2018. Republicans have won every statewide race since 2006.

Those wishing that the tense and occasionally nasty battle for Arizona's open Senate seat would come to a close on Election Night appear out of luck.

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