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Ken Bennett Says 277,011 Votes Left Statewide, 168,000 in Maricopa County

Maricopa County's long march toward a final vote count slogs on, with county Recorder Helen Purcell announcing late Tuesday afternoon that 47,351 early ballots had been tabulated.

Purcell's statement noted that "approximately 46,000 early ballots still remain to be processed for tabulation."

The provisional vote count is still at 122,000.

See also: -Ken Bennett Says 342,936 Ballots Left, 215K from Maricopa County

Before the county released its latest numbers, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett's office issued a press release stating that "an estimated 324,362 early and provisional ballots" remain statewide.

But that statement did not include the county's Tuesday update. If you subtract what the county processed today from the SOS numbers, it comes to a total of 277,011 earlies and provisionals remaining.

MCSALLY 137,339 49.79 BARBER 137,993 50.03

The only race left to watch closely is the Ron Barber-Martha McSally contest in the Second Congressional District. Barber, a Dem, leads GOPer McSally by 654 votes, a scant 0.24 percent, as of Tuesday evening, according to the SOS website.

(Note: The vote count is updated throughout the day, and may vary from what you see by the time you read this post.)

The Barber and McSally camps have been in court recdently, duking it out over 130 provisionals from Cochise County.

The Associated Press recently reported that both sides have come to an agreement on how the ballots are to be processed.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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