Ken Bennett Says 277,011 Votes Left Statewide, 168,000 in Maricopa County
Those true believers holding hope against hope that either Democratic sheriff's candidate Paul Penzone or Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rich Carmona can reverse their fortunes will be further disappointed by Tuesday's tally.
The spread is essentially unchanged in both races.
ARPAIO 616,622 51.29
PENZONE 531,438 44.2
STAUFFER 54,157 4.5
CARMONA 942,426 45.76
FLAKE, 1,023,493 49.69
Carmona seems stuck behind Flake at about the same amount as Monday, 81,067 votes, or 3.93 percent, according to the SOS website.
More votes are being tabulated, obviously, but the gap is almost unchanged. And with each passing day, it becomes less and less likely that somehow this trend could be reversed by a water-into-wine-type miracle.
Unfortunately, I gave up belief in Jesus Christ and Santa Clause several decades ago.
The county recorder's office is currently taking it on the chin as workers there toil long hours attempting to get all ballots counted as soon as possible.
There's a lot of misinformation and confusion, both locally and nationally, about Arizona's vote count which I will address in an upcoming post.