Kyrsten Sinema Called Winner in CD-9, Defeating Vernon Parker

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Kyrsten Sinema
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will be headed to Congress, according to the Associated Press.

The vote count is the same as when we checked with the Maricopa County Recorder's office earlier this morning -- Sinema's up nearly 5,800 votes -- but that appears to be a solid-enough lead.

See also:
-Ron Barber Now Leads Martha McSally; Kyrsten Sinema Widens Gap Against Vernon Parker
-Ann Kirkpatrick Called Winner in CD-1; Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally Lead
-Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly
-Kyrsten Sinema, Vernon Parker and Why Top-Two Was and Is a Dumb Idea
-Can Kyrsten Sinema Win in Congressional District 9?


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Holly Solomon Blames Husband for Obama's Re-Election, Allegedly Rams Him With Her Car

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UPDATE: Daniel Solomon has a fractured pelvis, torn artery, and may be permanently disfigured. Read the update here.


Mesa resident Holly Solomon thinks it's her husband's fault that President Obama was re-elected last week, because he didn't vote.

Not only does Solomon, 28, have a thorough misunderstanding of our nation's electoral system, she also ran over her husband with her car because of this, according to Gilbert police.

See Also:
-Fellow Republicans: An Emergency Plan to Stop Our Asses From Getting Kicked
-Arizona Republicans Found Out Barack Obama Won Re-Election, and Things Got Very Awkward

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Ron Barber Now Leads Martha McSally; Kyrsten Sinema Widens Gap Against Vernon Parker

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Congressman Ron Barber
Update: Democrat Kyrsten Sinema will be headed to Congress, according to the Associated Press.

The vote count is the same as when we checked with the Maricopa County Recorder's office earlier this morning -- Sinema's up nearly 5,800 votes -- but that appears to be a solid-enough lead.
Read the full update on CD-9.

As more votes from CD-9 are counted, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema's lead over Republican Vernon Parker continues to increase, as Sinema is now up by nearly 5,800 votes.

There's still a healthy amount of votes left to be counted, but down in CD-2 -- where there are far fewer votes left to be counted -- Democratic Congressman Ron Barber has taken back the lead from Republican challenger Martha McSally.

See also:
-Kyrsten Sinema's Lead Growing Over Vernon Parker as More Ballots Are Counted
-Rich Carmona 4.06 Points Down, Kyrsten Sinema Gains, and 524,633 Votes Left
-Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly
-Kyrsten Sinema, Vernon Parker and Why Top-Two Was and Is a Dumb Idea
-Can Kyrsten Sinema Win in Congressional District 9?

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Kyrsten Sinema's Lead Growing Over Vernon Parker as More Ballots Are Counted

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Kyrsten Sinema
Before the results from the not-so-early and provisional ballots started rolling in from the Maricopa County Recorder, we said it wouldn't take a miracle for Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker to take back the lead from Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in CD-9.

However, as more ballots are being counted, it's not looking any prettier for Parker.

See also:
-Vernon Parker Wouldn't Need a Miracle to Defeat Kyrsten Sinema
-Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly
-Kyrsten Sinema, Vernon Parker and Why Top-Two Was and Is a Dumb Idea
-Can Kyrsten Sinema Win in Congressional District 9?

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Spy on the Maricopa County Elections Department if You Have Nothing Better to Do

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BREAKING NEWS: Paper jam, or something.
If you're bored, and you want to be as bored as you were five seconds ago, we've got the perfect thing for you: watch Maricopa County Elections Department workers tabulate votes -- live.

Maybe you'll be the hero of the community for catching some voter fraud live on the air. Maybe you'll catch the guy in the AC/DC t-shirt picking his nose.

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Vernon Parker Wouldn't Need a Miracle to Defeat Kyrsten Sinema

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Republican congressional candidate Vernon Parker.
Despite the fact that some folks from out of town are calling the congressional race in CD-9 for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, it's certainly not over, and Republican Vernon Parker wouldn't need a miracle to win.

While Sinema's up by several thousand votes at the moment, there are thousands more to count, between provisional ballots and early-voting ballots dropped off at polls.

See also:
-Ann Kirkpatrick Called Winner in CD-1; Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally Sit on Leads
-Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly
-Kyrsten Sinema, Vernon Parker and Why Top-Two Was and Is a Dumb Idea
-Can Kyrsten Sinema Win in Congressional District 9?

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Should Paul Penzone and Richard Carmona Stay in Their Races?

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Citizens for a Better Arizona activists asking the county to count votes, and candidates to stay in races.
Yesterday, activists made a call for Sheriff Joe Arpaio-challenger Paul Penzone and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Carmona to stay in their respective races, which both men have already conceded to their opponents.

The number of votes remaining to be counted by the Maricopa County Elections Department was unknown early yesterday, but according to figured released later by Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, there were more than 400,000 more votes to tabulate.

See also:
-Maricopa County's Number of Remaining Ballots Unknown; Activists Urge Penzone, Carmona, to Retract Concessions


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Ann Kirkpatrick Called Winner in CD-1; Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally Sit on Leads

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The Associated Press has called Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick the winner of the congressional race in CD-1, apparently defeating Republican opponent Jonathan Paton.

For those waiting on the other congressional races -- Kyrsten Sinema v. Vernon Parker in CD-9, and Martha McSally v. Ron Barber in CD-2 -- keep waiting; we may not find out the winner of those races for several days.

See also:
-Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally, and Jonathan Paton Cling to Small Leads
-Arizona's Congressional Elections: Good, Bad, and Ugly

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Maricopa County's Number of Remaining Ballots Unknown; Activists Urge Penzone, Carmona, to Retract Concessions

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The "500,000" is a guess, not a fact, as the true number of uncounted votes is unknown.
The Maricopa County Elections Department has given a straight answer about the number of ballots that still haven't been counted as of noon on the day after the election: they don't know.

Citizens for a Better Arizona activists went to the elections office today to get a clear number, as media reports have cited multiple estimates between 175,000 and 500,000 uncounted ballots, including both provisional ballots and early-voting ballots dropped off at polls on Election Day.

See also:
-Maricopa County Elections Department Starting Spanish Campaign
-Helen Purcell: Accusation About Spanish Errors a "Malicious Lie"
-Maricopa County Elections Department Prints Wrong Date in Spanish
-Richard Carmona Fares Better Than President Obama, but Jeff Flake Will Be Senator
-Joe Arpaio Defeats Paul Penzone With Ease, and the Sheriff's Reign Continues


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Four Maricopa Judges With Hispanic-Sounding Last Names in Bottom Six for Vote Getters -- Looks Like Evidence of Racism

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Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jose Padilla drew the most "no" votes for judge retention in yesterday's election. Bigotry by voters likely boosted his negative numbers.

Out of 43 Maricopa County Superior Court judges, four have last names that sound Hispanic.

It doesn't seem like a coincidence that those four happen to have ended up among the six worst vote-getters in last night's election.

Scanning over the vote counts today, it looks like Maricopa County residents -- voting in secret in ballot booths or at home -- showed a discriminatory side they may or may not show in public.

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