Kyrsten Sinema takes lead in Arizona Senate race

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A judge on Thursday rejected Republican demands to immediately limit vote counts in the razor-close U.S. Senate race in Arizona and has set a hearing on the challenge affecting about 5,600 votes in the state's most populous county. The suit said doing so is illegal and creates an uneven playing field because other counties stop verifying such ballots after Election Day.

Angela Green, the little-known Green Party candidate who dropped out of the race days before the election, only to throw her support behind Sinema, has 43,838 votes. Sinema is ahead by about 9,000 votes out of 1.9 million counted so far. More Arizona voters identify as Republican than as Democrat by 10 points.

After all precincts report, county recorder's offices will then verify signatures of early ballots dropped off on election day.

Sinema faced no real opposition in the Democratic primary and had months to define herself as a nonpartisan, problem-solving centrist on the airwaves while her allies slammed McSally with attack ads over the Republican's health care vote.

Nearly 1 million votes were still outstanding as of early Wednesday, secretary of state Garrett Archer said, only half of which were going to get counted by the end of Election Day.

"At the end of the day, each vote should be treated the same way", attorney Bret Johnson said in an interview.

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In a statement anticipating the new results this afternoon, Sinema's campaign manager, Andrew Piatt, said, "Arizonans must have faith that their votes are counted, and we are working diligently to ensure that count proceeds in a fair, transparent, and timely manner that voters can trust".

"We know there's urgency out there, but we want to get it right, not quick", he said. This suit seeks immediate redress of any inequality between ballots cast across Arizona. There also are about 18,000 ballots that were cast provisionally pending verification, and another 7,000 that need to be examined and perhaps duplicated to deal with things like spilled coffee.

If the signature on the envelope does not match the signature on the voter file, elections officials can contact the voter to try to resolve the discrepancy.

"The county elections departments are all hands on deck right now with all of their staff resources, so any sort of lawsuit, or anything that might change where resources are allocated, is unfortunately, going slow down the process", Garrett Archer, senior analyst with the Arizona Secretary of State's office, told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Arizona's Morning News on Thursday.

McSally and Sinema were separated Wednesday by a small fraction of the tabulated votes, with hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots still outstanding. McSally is no stranger to the issue. This isn't the first time "Landslide" McSally has seen a race go into overtime. "I've been here before, and now, here I am again.the dentist's chair".

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