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In Arizona Congressional District 2, Ron Barber, Gabby Giffords successor, is facing off against Martha McSally, the tea party candidate. The race has been razor tight with thousands of ballots waiting to be counted. As of the most recent update, Barber is now leading by almost 600 votes.


Provisional ballots have still not been counted in this race. There are tens of thousands of those that still need to be counted.


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We are also currently leading in 12 out of the 17 "tossup" races, all of the "leans dem" races and five of the "leans GOP" races for the house, per Huffington Post.


The senate race is also tightening a tiny little bit.

November 7th

Choice    PP Early Ballots Provisional Ballots Maricopa Total Percent
CARMONA 134,007 212,282 261 408,203 754,753 45.38%
FLAKE 144,472 207,477 184 482,487 834,620 50.18%
VICTOR 13,474 17,395 24 41,363 72,256 4.34%
Choice    PP Early Ballots Provisional Ballots Maricopa Total Percent
CARMONA 134,007 234,626 1,803 436,347 806,783 45.59%
FLAKE 144,472 226,995 1,761 510,370 883,598 49.93%
VICTOR 13,474 19,334 139 44,477 77,424 4.38%
Note that there were over 160,000 provisional ballots in the state. So a lot of those are left to be counted.

6:49 PM PT: Barber is now behind, but have faith, he can definitely come back and provisional ballots still need to be counted.

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Originally posted to Posh (and not so Posh) Thoughts on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:55 PM PST.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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