With the first batch of same-day mail-in ballots being tabulated in Maricopa County and conservative counties running out of votes to turn in, Mark Kelly has won a full six-year term in the United States Senate and Adrian Fontes has won the Secretary of State race.
In a statement released shortly after the call from both CNN and AP, Secretary-Elect Fontes stated:
“I am honored to be presumptively elected Arizona’s next Secretary of State. I will make it my mission to bring us closer together than we have been during these last few years. The America of tomorrow can be a place where being an American is more important than your political party. We must embrace dignity for our fellow human beings and work to become Americans who respect our neighbors, regardless of how they vote. I promise to always honor and defend the ideal of fair and honest elections with the voters of Arizona and I will help reignite the flame of unity in our Republic. Thank you all so much. Let’s get to work.”
Greg Stanton has also won a third term in the House in the new Arizona Congressional District (CD) Four.
Furthermore, most of the other top-ticket Democrats (Katie Hobbs, Kris Mayes, and Kathy Hoffman) have widened their leads. Treasury Nominee Martin Quezada is still behind Kimberly Yee by a large margin.
The Corporation Commission Democratic Nominees (Sandra Kennedy and Lauren Kuby) are currently trailing their Republican opponents.
Kirsten Engel is within striking distance of catching Juan Ciscomani in the new Arizona CD Six. Jevin Hodge is still leading over David Schweikert in the new Arizona CD One. The Arizona Legislative Democrats are also doing fairly well but it, like the other races not called, will take more time to determine the winners of these races.
Judging from the over-the-top insane remarks coming from Kari Lake, Blake Masters, and Mark Finchem on social media, it is probably a sign that the Democrats are doing well in Maricopa County.
Do not forget that there are still votes coming in from Pima and Coconino County while most of the red areas of the Grand Canyon State have submitted virtually all of their ballots.
There are still a few days to go.