The Arizona Secretary of State has released early unofficial results for the Arizona Primary held on August 2, 2022:
Here are the results for contested Democratic statewide offices. Stay tuned for the close races, as not all precincts have been reported or counted. Turnout was reported at 28.49%.
Governor (open seat):
Katie Hobbs 350,851
Marco Lopez 106,991
Secretary of State (open seat):
Reginald Bolding 220,203
Adrian Fontes 246,525
Contested races in Southern Arizona for Democrats:
CD 6 (open seat)
Avery Anderson 4148
Kirsten Engel 40,632
Daniel Hernandez, Jr. 23,471
LD 18 Senate (open seat)
Morgan Abraham 12,650
Priya Sundareshan 14,213
LD 18 House (2 open seats)
Nathan Davis 9273
Nancy Gutierrez 16,155
Chris Mathis 10,422
Kat Stratford 9326
Charlie Verdin 1976
LD 21 House (2 open seats)
Consuelo Hernandez 10,469
Akanni Oyegbola 4969
Stephanie Stahl Hamilton 7471
For the Republican primary results, go to the same Sec. of State website, to see whom these Dem candidates will face off with in the General Election on Nov. 8, 2022. These early returns are usually the mail in ballots, so stay tuned for counting of provisional ballots.
No changes in the winners listed above since Primary Election Night, except for more votes in their favor. But noteworthy to watch is the Republican Gubernatorial nomination as Kari Lake is still leading and has declared victory, but Karrin Taylor has not conceded due to the 130,000 + provisional ballots still to be counted statewide. Watch 2 Republican races as votes continue to be tallied: LD 1 Senate as former SOS Ken Bennett is only leading by 206 votes and LD 17 Senate as Justine Wadsack is leading by 1848 votes over the incumbent Senator Vince Leach. Could be an upset there.
I won’t be updating these figures unless there is a drastic change in who’s leading in any race. Republican Gubernatorial one is still undecided, with the gap between Lake & Robson now at 12,017, with last update at 7:25 p.m. but there’s a lot of provisional ballots uncounted. Got email saying that Pima County has about 30,000 left to process this week. Not sure about Maricopa County but just got email that it could be 100,000 uncounted votes there. Stay tuned for news on the close races.
Lots of groomers and communists in here
stupid democrats and your DIRTY money
How is it dirty, Shari? You should be able to back up your words with some facts.
If there is dirty money, I’d like to know about it.
I look forward to your reply, thanks.
She doesn’t need facts – she put “DIRTY” in all caps; isn’t that proof enough? :)
Well, the race to watch right now is the Republican Gubernatorial one between Kari Lake and Karrin Robson, as it’s still too close to call. Provisional ballots have to be counted, and that could take a week. Also, check out LD 17 Senate as incumbent Republican Senator Vince Leach is losing (at the moment) to Justine Wadsack, who ran against Senator Kirsten Engel in LD 10 in Nov. 2020. Wadsack is ahead by 1177 votes. No recount in the smaller legislative races unless it’s less than 50 votes, per state law.
I’m not surprised that Democratic Party favorite Kirsten Engel is winning in CD6. I bet it would have been harder to win if she spelled her name with a “y”, reminding folks of you know who.
I voted for Reginald Bolding and I hoped he would win. But I wonder if a black person has ever won a statewide election in AZ.
And given the times, I would say that 27.53% turnout is pathetic.
Folks better get serious about November.