TUCSON, Ariz. — KGUN 9 On Your Side is tracking the latest results for the Arizona election.
The Pima County Recorder said about 22,000 early ballots are left to be counted and results would be posted Thursday afternoon or evening.
Joe Biden speaks about the state of the election as states continue to tally votes to determine a winner.
Pima County officials say between 26,000 and 34,000 early ballots are left to count, and 18,300 ballots need to be verified. The Pima County Recorder typically deems between 80 an d85 percent of provisional ballots to be legally cast.
Counting will continue Thursday morning and resume every day until complete. If provisional ballots are left to be verified, ballot counting may not take place some days.
The county will release the updated count the afternoon of each day of counting.
Gov. Doug Ducey released this statement about Arizona's vote count:
"Arizonans turned out in historic numbers for this election, and we owe it to them to count their votes. The results have shifted greatly hour by hour, and from last night until today. With hundreds of thousands of votes still outstanding, it's important that we be patient before declaring any races up or down the ballot. Arizonans have cast their votes, and we need to make sure all their voices are heard fairly and accurately."
Several voters have expressed concern that the marker used to fill out their ballots may have caused them difficulty voting in this year's election. According to the Maricopa County Recorder's website, "voters at home may use ballpoint pen in black or blue ink or a sharpie." The only warning was against "red and red-adjacent ink."
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva criticized President Donald Trump for his premature declaration of victory.
“In our democracy, elections are decided by the voters—not by edicts from any one candidate. Record numbers of voters have cast their ballots for new leadership led by Vice President Joe Biden & Senator Kamala Harris. We must wait until every vote is counted.
“For four years, we have witnessed Donald Trump denying reality, abusing his power, inciting bigotry, and corrupting our institutions. He’s waged a war against mail-in ballots, deployed a band of thieving lawyers to suppress the vote, and repeatedly incited his supporters to doubt the legitimacy of the election if he loses. These latest attempts to undermine the election are an assault on our republic and a threat to everything we stand for.
“We will not allow President Trump to steal this election from the voters who overcame a pandemic and multiple barriers to voting to make their voices heard. We will fight the President’s dishonesty, ego, and cowardice with truth, decency and democracy on our side. Every American who casts their ballot, whether in person, by mail, by dropbox, or drive-thru will have their vote counted. They will decide the next President, not Donald Trump.”
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema congratulated Mark Kelly on his victory over Martha McSally:
"Continuing a long tradition, Arizonans again chose independent leadership in electing our new U.S. Senator. I congratulate Mark on his victory and on the campaign he ran - a campaign focused on issues that matter to Arizonans and how to get results for our state, rejecting the petty politics of name-calling and false personal attacks. I am confident Mark will uphold the Arizona values of seeking common ground and putting country above party. I look forward to partnering with him to cut through Washington dysfunction to deliver for everyday Arizonans, and I thank Martha McSally for her service."
Dem. Matt Heinz holds strong lead for Dist. 2 of Pima County Board of Supervisors
Dem. Rex Scott leads in race for Pima County Supervisors Dist. 1
Board of Supervisors: Adelita Grijalva holds lead in District 5 race.
It’s far too early to call the election in Arizona. Election Day votes are not fully reported, and we haven’t even started to count early ballots dropped off at the polls. In AZ, we protected Election Day. Let’s count the votes — all the votes — before making declarations.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) November 4, 2020
Kirkpatrick hangs on to House seat in Arizona CD2 race.
Voters have approved Proposition 207, which legalizes the possession and use of recreational marijuana for adults 21 years or older.
Democrat Raul Grijalva has defeated Republican Daniel Wood in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District election, according to the Associated Press.
Democrat Gabriella Cazares-Kelly is leading the race for Pima County Recorder in early election night results.
Democrat Laura Conover has been selected as the Pima County Attorney in Tuesday's election.
Polling marshals have checked in with Elections and only one midtown polling location still has voters in line. All the other polls have no voters left and preparing to transport ballots to the Elections Center. The first batch of results will be posted shortly after 8 p.m..— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) November 4, 2020
Arizona - if you haven't voted yet, you have until 7:00 p.m. to get to the polls.— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) November 4, 2020
If you are in line by 7:00 p.m., stay in line to cast your vote.
Find polling places here: https://t.co/i6btoRIrqW
Get out and vote! Polls close at 7 p.m. Locate your polling place here: https://t.co/jfvyHUaLxQ If you still have an early ballot, please don't mail it in. Just drop it off at ANY polling place. Use the locator above to find a site near you. #Election2020 #VOTE #YourVoteMatters pic.twitter.com/wZDqpfzXaF— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) November 3, 2020
Pima County voters here are the numbers so far:— Ciara Encinas (@ciaraencinastv) November 3, 2020
- 397,000 early ballots counted
-13,000-14,000 thousand more ballots to be counted today
Unofficial results will be released at 8 p.m. today. @kgun9
Counting Early Ballots. The Elections Department is counting early ballots turned over from the Recorder today. After 7 p.m. tonight, Elections will start counting votes cast at polling places. The first batch of results, about 400K early votes, will be posted at about 8 pm. pic.twitter.com/sjpENPUnvW— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) November 3, 2020
If you're in line when the polls close at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. Also, don't mail your early ballot today, since it's too late. Drop it off at a polling location. https://t.co/qpAAC3PPgR #Election2020 #Elections2020 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/IH1WDcsR5c— City of Tucson (@cityoftucson) November 3, 2020
The polls have opened statewide. KGUN9's Veronica Acosta shows you the ways Pima County officials are making polling safe for voters.