Updated Aug. 4 after 8 p.m.: More elections results came in Thursday night, winners were called in several major races, and candidates named to face off in the November general elections.
After more primary election results were posted tonight, Kari Lake’s lead increased in the race for Governor, The Associated Press and CNN called Lake the winner, and Karrin Taylor Robson conceded. Lake will run against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the November general elections.
Thank you, Arizona! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/ssJzgdrWbR— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) August 5, 2022
Unofficial Election Results from Arizona Secretary of State’s Office
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes lead grew in the Democratic race for Arizona Secretary of State grew and House Minority Leader Rep. Reginald Bolding conceded. Fontes will run against Rep. Mark Finchem in November general elections.
Take a look at what it’s like getting all the early ballots turned in on election day counted.
While 7 in 8 voters cast an early ballot, 122K were returned Tuesday. Now, we verify each signature, review provisional ballots & contact 1000s of voters whose signatures require additional review. With an est 150-160K ballots left to count, we’ll update results daily by 7 pm. pic.twitter.com/z1kQym2TUs— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) August 3, 2022
Updated Aug. 3 after 8 p.m.: At 7 p.m. tonight, about more ballots were verified and tabulated in Maricopa County and added to the primary election results, with Kari Lake ahead of Karrin Taylor Robson in the race for Republican candidate for governor.
Election information – lots of people ask about signatures on your mail-in ballot. This thread explains how signature validation works! ✅✍️ Thank you! https://t.co/Jwk549Gxt3— Heather Carter, Ed.D. (@HeatherCarterAZ) August 4, 2022
CLARIFICATION More than 5,000 GOP ballots were dropped, total of 9,000. https://t.co/Uf7ILCLnt3— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) August 4, 2022
Earlier today, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer said the majority of voters in the county used early ballots, while 12 to 13% voted in person.
Unofficially, approximately 87-88% of Maricopa County voted by some form of early ballot (early ballots mailed back, dropped off, or went to voting location before Election Day).— Stephen Richer—Maricopa Cnty Recorder (prsnl acct) (@stephen_richer) August 3, 2022
Approximately 12-13% did it the “old fashioned way.” (not meant to be pejorative, just descriptive)
Unofficial Election Results from Arizona Secretary of State’s Office
Shortly after noon, Lake declared victory in her race after posting an 11,324 vote lead, while Robson encouraged people to wait patiently while ballots continue to be counted.
Arizona’s race to the GOP nomination for governor is still too close to call.— Patrick Hayes (@ABC15Patrick) August 4, 2022
The latest numbers from Maricopa County have Karrin Taylor Robson up 185,073 to Kari Lake’s 182,423 in Maricopa County.
Lake still has the statewide lead according to the SOS office.
ABC 15 Arizona’s Data Guru Garrett Archer shared a look at how both candidates fared in areas around the state.
Similar story in Tucson. Wealthy NE suburbs are @Karrin4Arizona voters, same with military in SE. North Tucson/Oro Valley, a more traditional Republican area is siding with @KariLake. pic.twitter.com/RVbNLHyCPJ— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 3, 2022
Lake continues to say she believes there was fraud in the 2020 election, but offers no evidence.
Lake said in an Oct 2021 speech, “Frankly, I think she should be locked up.” I asked today if she still believes her political rival should be imprisoned for (nonexistent) election fraud.— Jeremy Duda (@jeremyduda) August 4, 2022
There isn’t a shred of evidence that Hobbs committed any crimes. https://t.co/Jtsp4CQ9Ol https://t.co/5Kpqifo1nv
2020 election results deniers may face challenges in the upcoming general election says Paul Bentz with HighGround.
Several candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump are leading their primary elections.
A slate of Republican candidates for the Legislature endorsed by former President Donald Trump could be headed to the state Capitol.https://t.co/MCDnd5e7o1— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) August 4, 2022
KTAR News 92.3 FM is projecting Rachel Mitchell as the winner of the Republican primary for Maricopa County Attorney.
BREAKING – Rachel Mitchell on Wednesday captured the Republican primary for Maricopa County Attorney, a role she has held in the interim since being appointed earlier this year.https://t.co/1COZSSeBUa pic.twitter.com/xYNPWEFcIy— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) August 4, 2022
Pinal County leaders held a media conference today to address yesterday’s ballot supply problems at many polling places.
BALLOT BOX BLUNDER: @PinalCounty leaders say changes are on the way to @Pinal_Elections after ballot supply problems potentially impacted hundreds of voters.— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) August 4, 2022
The promise being made before November on @12News at 10#News #AZ #AZPol #Elections #Decision2022 #Government pic.twitter.com/Z4xqAmCbuO
Ballots are still being verified and tabulated in other Arizona counties as well.
Outstanding ballots Update:— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 4, 2022
Total (so far): 186,067
Officials must complete counting by Aug. 15. https://t.co/KcjtciVGBl— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) August 4, 2022
What is happening now is perfectly normal. It’s how elections are conducted. They verify signatures on early ballots, then process them. It takes a few days because so many people drop their ballots off at a polling place instead of using a drop box or mailing them in.— Jim Small (@JimSmall) August 4, 2022
122K were returned yesterday. Now they verify each signature, review provisional ballots & contact 1000s of voters whose signatures require additional review. https://t.co/gCwLaaUPpH— Arizona Elections Info (@AZElections) August 4, 2022
Downshift people. It’s normal for election day +1 to be low since it’s the last of the mailed in EVs. They are still doing signature verification on the drop-offs. Other counties are doing the same thing with MUCH less volume.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 4, 2022
This isn’t a McDonalds drive-Thru.
More primary election results are expected to be released tomorrow.
Unofficial results are updated and 715,949 ballots have been counted. We still have to count the rest of the verified early ballots dropped off on Election Day, verified provisional ballots, & write-in candidates. We’ll post more results Thursday after 7pm https://t.co/iARFPkoxOB pic.twitter.com/RZOYx0dIRy— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) August 4, 2022
Maricopa tells me they are still doing signature verification and tomorrow’s drop will be much larger. Today’s drop are ballots received through the mail on Monday.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 4, 2022
Still, not a good trendline for @Karrin4Arizona
Here’s what’s left to count in Maricopa County: pic.twitter.com/fBrUID2cMb— Ben Giles (@ben_giles) August 4, 2022
That’s it for tonight from Maricopa County. Today’s small update was from ballots that arrived on Monday. They spent most of the day verifying signatures the early ballots that were dropped off yesterday.— Jeremy Duda (@jeremyduda) August 4, 2022
Meanwhile, preparations for the hand count audit have started.
This is the post-election hand count done by the designees of the political parties in tri-partisan partnership. A percentage of all mail/early ballots are audited, and a percentage of in-person, day-of voting.— Stephen Richer—Maricopa Cnty Recorder (prsnl acct) (@stephen_richer) August 4, 2022
Purpose is to make sure the tabulators properly read the ballots. https://t.co/3wLbAyo8ti
After 8 p.m. on Primary Elections Day: See the unofficial primary election results that were released after 8 p.m. by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Since early ballots turned in on Election Day take longer to process, some races won’t have a clear winner until the next elections results updates in coming days.
These are generally the last ballots counted, and we’ve seen them flip the leads of races after Election Day in recent years https://t.co/k5rBWMIqnJ— Jeremy Duda (@jeremyduda) August 3, 2022
Unofficial Election Results from Arizona Secretary of State’s Office
Ok all, I’m out. Counting will probably continue till at least 1am. If something drops and I’m near my phone I’ll give you the batch.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 3, 2022
Have a good night.
And they bring me back in…— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 3, 2022
This next Maricopa batch is the remainder of election day voting.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 3, 2022
Maricopa County primary election results are complete for tonight and the next update will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
That’s a wrap on results for Election Night. We’ll be back tomorrow signature verifying all of the early ballots dropped off today. We’ll post updated results again by 7 p.m. Wednesday. Find the tallies at https://t.co/iARFPkoxOB pic.twitter.com/YHs0hr7UgB— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) August 3, 2022
Kari Lake took the lead in the race for Republican candidate for Arizona Governor with the last batch of ballots counted after midnight on election day.
Karrin Taylor Robson’s early lead over Lake narrowed as more results came in.
Robson led by 40k votes a few hours ago. She now leads by just 19k. #MidtermMayhem— Gaydos (@GaydosKTAR) August 3, 2022
@Karrin4Arizona meeting with supporters as she continues with an early lead in the GOP nomination for Arizona Governor.— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) August 3, 2022
Many voters saying this is the type of lead they need to beat Kari Lake.
We will likely not know the winner tonight. pic.twitter.com/Sw1eOORlfx
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs wins the Democratic nomination for Governor.
Moments after @katiehobbs got off stage after her democratic nomination win for AZ governor, she went live with me one-on-one to talk about her platform including safe elections in AZ, abortion access, and what it will look like with @KariLake or @Karrin4Arizona as her opponent.. pic.twitter.com/rqJafKmKEs— Briana Whitney (@BrianaWhitney) August 3, 2022
Voters at one polling center in Pinal County were still casting ballots at 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE from Pinal County officials just after 8:30: only one polling site in San Tan Valley was still processing voters.— Whitney Clark (@whitneyclarktv) August 3, 2022
According to a county spokesperson, it has “all of the supplies they need” and voters should have been done by around 9 p.m. #azfamily
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Maricopa County thanked election workers for a secure, transparent and accessible primary election.
Thank you to the thousands of election workers who worked to ensure our election is secure, transparent and accessible for the August Primary Election! We couldn’t do this without you! https://t.co/bcsQpjdhWB— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) August 3, 2022
See what HighGround’s Chuck Coughlin says about the primary elections results.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman may face former Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Horne in the November general elections.
Tom Horne is leading by 12 points in the Republican primary for SPI. Looks like he’ll face Kathy Hoffman for his old job in November.— Jeremy Duda (@jeremyduda) August 3, 2022
Disappointed in the election results, but I’m so grateful for my family, friends & supporters who have donated time, money, sweat & tears. Tomorrow I’ll return for one more day of prep before students arrive & then I’ll keep working on improving outcomes for our students. /1— Michelle Udall (@michudall) August 3, 2022
Get the latest updates on primary elections results on azfamily too.
Several key races are heating up! Team coverage on this primary night in Arizona happening now on 3TV.— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) August 3, 2022
Watch LIVE: https://t.co/4LK4UagCeu
ELECTION RESULTS: https://t.co/dHCGxbRfGE pic.twitter.com/u0bXe4CfQ6
Adrian Fontes is ahead in the Democratic race for Arizona Secretary of State in early results.
Adrian Fontes leads Reginald Bolding in the race to secure the Democratic nomination for Arizona Secretary of State after the first results for the primary election were released Tuesday night.https://t.co/PVCngzQ4lw— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) August 3, 2022
House Democratic Leader Reginald Bolding released a statement about the delay in the results for the Democratic Primary Election for Secretary of State. The race between Bolding and former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is too close to call and votes are still being counted.
“Votes are still being counted here in Arizona. We’re making sure that every Arizonan who cast a vote in this primary has their voice heard,” Rep. Bolding said. “I’ve spent my career fighting for democracy, so I’m glad to see it in action, even if it means we have to wait for the results.”
“Many thanks to all the Arizonans who supported us. Our team is optimistic so far and we will give updates as more information becomes available,” Rep. Bolding said.
Rep. Mark Finchem is leading Republican candidates for Arizona Secretary of State.
Mark Finchem, an Arizona state lawmaker who worked to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 loss, has won the Republican primary for secretary of state. If he wins the November general election, he would oversee elections in the presidential battleground state. https://t.co/lhfZowVrEH— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2022
House Speaker Rusty Bowers lost the race to be the Republican candidate for his Senate seat.
Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker who testified before the Jan. 6 committee about Donald Trump’s pressure to overturn the 2020 election, has lost a Republican primary for state Senate to former lawmaker David Farnsworth, who was endorsed by Trump. https://t.co/8PVjkCrlZ5— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2022
Voting locations for Arizona Primary Elections opened at 6 a.m. today and will remain open until 7 p.m. as voters choose candidates to face off in the General Elections in November.
Check back here at 8 p.m. for the first round of unofficial primary elections results.
We can now officially say that every voting location has opened:— Stephen Richer—Maricopa Cnty Recorder (prsnl acct) (@stephen_richer) August 2, 2022
All 27 days
Amazing that this is disappointing to some people https://t.co/hGw6JOv7Y6
Gov. Doug Ducey reminds people they can drop off their early mail in ballot at a voting center or drop box today.
Also, Maricopa County voters can cast their ballot at any voting center, and that should reduce the number of provisional ballots.
If you’re casting your ballot at a voting center, remember to bring your ID.
Don’t forget to bring your ID if you’re headed to vote in person. If your driver license doesn’t have your new address, make sure to bring a utility bill or even your digital voter ID card. Learn about the types of ID accepted at the polls at https://t.co/NZ63mCFrK7 pic.twitter.com/nc3lSvmkX0— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) August 2, 2022
If you experience issues while voting, make sure to let elections workers know.
Today is Election Day – let your voice be heard!— Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (@ITCAOnline) August 2, 2022
If you experience any problems at the polling place, call the Native Vote Election Protection Hotline to be connected with a Native Vote specialist: (888) 777-3831 pic.twitter.com/mAXOxXRuyk
Most races will be decided when unofficial results are released after 8 p.m. tonight, ABC 15 Arizona’s Data Analyst Garrett Archer told KJZZ 91.5 FM earlier today. But since early ballots turned in on election day take longer to process, some races won’t have a clear winner until the next elections results updates in coming days.
“We are expecting a total turnout for this primary of anywhere between 1.4 million and 1.5 million,” Archer told KJZZ 91.5 FM.
While a majority of early mail-in ballots have already been received and counted, a number of people are heading to the polls today to vote or drop off their early ballots.
Voter per hour (VPH) keeps increasing as we go along. Maricopa County had 8.1k check ins last hour.— Sam Almy (@sfalmy) August 2, 2022
Same party ballot breakdown. Independents make up 25% of GOP ballots and 36% of Democratic ballots. pic.twitter.com/96iNUcpZQR
“Before 2020, the Republicans tended to vote much earlier and Democrats would turn in their ballot a little later, but essentially both parties voted early by a factor of about 75%,” Archer told KJZZ 91.5 FM.
“Post 2020 and we’re seeing this in this election as well, the Democratic turnout is at about 31% where Republicans are at around 29%, so there’s a 2 point deficit right now. We are expecting a much larger Republican turnout today,” Archer told KJZZ 91.5 FM.
Most of the people voting at the polls today are choosing Republican ballots. About 12 to 15% of Independents are expected to vote in the primary elections, Archer told KJZZ 91.5 FM.
85% of election day voters so far are choosing a Republican ballot.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 2, 2022
File that away under not surprised. https://t.co/3LN5ChNXRN
About 11,000 votes have been cast so far in @maricopacounty this morning. This does not count early vote drop offs.— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 2, 2022