This is a developing story and will be updated.
In all likelihood, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will become the next Governor of the state of Arizona.
So has CNN.
She currently has an over 20,000 vote lead over Trump Republican Kari Lake.
Governor-Elect Hobbs and her team issued a statement that read:
“I am honored to have been selected to serve as the next Governor of Arizona.”
“I want to thank the voters for entrusting me with this immense responsibility. It is truly an honor of a lifetime, and I will do everything in my power to make you proud. I want to thank my family, our volunteers, and campaign staff. Without all of your hard work, passion, and sacrifice this night would not be possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“For the Arizonans who did not vote for me, I will work just as hard for you -because even in this moment of division, I believe there is so much more that connects us. We all want safer streets, a secure border, better schools, lower costs, and water for generations to come. This was not just about an election – it was about moving this state forward and facing the challenges of our generation. It is about giving our kids the safe and prosperous future they deserve while letting our seniors live out their golden years with dignity.”
“Let’s get to work.”
In other election developments, Kris Mayes is still leading Abe Hamadeh.
After regaining the lead earlier in the day, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has fallen behind Tom Horne again.
In Congressional races, Jevin Hodge and Kirsten Engel remain behind David Schweikert and Juan Ciscomani
In the Arizona Legislative Races, Democrats are leading in 13 State Senate Races.
In the State House, Democrats are leading in 29 contests.
There are still outstanding votes in Apache, Coconino, Cochise, Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa.
Several of these races (including the Attorney General and Superintendent of Public Instruction) may go to automatic recounts.
We will update as soon as more information is available.