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Democrats arrive late, but ‘blue wave’ momentum is building

Anyone who has ever been active in Democratic Party politics knows that Democrats always arrive late and no event ever starts on time.

After a slow start in early mail-in ballot returns in the first couple of weeks of early voting, for which I chastised you, Democrats finally started showing up late in the final week of early voting. Keep it up through Election Day.

Arizona Democrats have seen a massive surge in early voting over the past week, bolstering predictions for a “blue wave” in Tuesday’s elections. ‘The blue wave is real’: Arizona Democrats see major surge in early voting turnout:

Early ballot returns released Friday [Secretary of State Early Ballot Statistics] show Democrats are on track to narrow the voter-participation gap with Republicans to its lowest level in any midterm election in recent history.

That surge in Democratic participation could help the party flip close races or win contests for the U.S. Senate, secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction.

Democrats had significantly lagged Republicans when early ballot returns started coming in three weeks ago, leading some to speculate that the blue wave had crested.

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But that changed over the past week as Democrats shaved the GOP’s early-vote advantage to less than 8 percentage points. Republicans typically have a 12 percentage-point turnout edge in midterm elections.

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Watch Citizens Clean Elections Commission debates for AZ statewide races

Watch Clean Elections debates for AZ statewide offices before the General Election on  Nov. 6, 2018

In case you don’t know who’s running for Arizona highest executive offices, watch the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission debates for Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Corporation Commission (2 seats) and State Mine Inspector.

Here’s the links to these debates held from September 24 to October 10, 2018 on AZ PBS “Arizona Horizon”:

Governor (Republican Governor Doug Ducey vs. Democratic challenger Dr. David Garcia and Green candidate Angel Torres): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/clean-elections-gubernatorial-debate/

Secretary of State (Republican Steve Gaynor vs. Democratic State Senator Katie Hobbs): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-secretary-of-state-debate/

Attorney General (Republican incumbent Mark Brnovich vs. Democrat January Contreras):

https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-attorney-general-debate/

Treasurer (Republican State Senator Kimberly Yee vs. Democrat Mark Manoil):  https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/clean-elections-state-treasurer-debate-2/

Superintendent of Public Instruction (Republican Frank Riggs vs. Democrat Kathy Hoffman): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/superintendent-of-public-instruction-debate-2/

Corporation Commission (Republicans incumbent Justin Olson and Rodney Glassman vs. Democrats Sandra Kennedy and Kiana Sears) https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/09/arizona-corporation-commission-debate-3/

AZ State Mine Inspector (incumbent Republican Joe Hart did not participate, so Democrat Bill Pierce alone): https://azpbs.org/horizon/2018/10/state-mine-inspector-debate/

https://www.azcleanelections.gov/en/arizona-elections/debate-information

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 6, 2018. Early ballots have gone out and will be arriving at your residence shortly.




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