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Ken Bennett Says 602,334 Votes Left to Be Counted Statewide

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has just announced that as of late this afternoon, "an estimated 602,334 early and provisional ballots statewide" have not been counted.

"State law gives the counties 10 calendar days to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots," the release states. "That gives them until the end of Friday, Nov. 16."

Bennett also advises that those voters who cast a "conditional provisional" ballot due to insufficient ID at the polling place, "have five business days, or until the end of Tuesday, Nov. 13, to return to their county elections office with proper ID."

The announcement from the SOS indicates 344,000 uncounted early ballots for Maricopa County and 115,000 provisional ballots yet to be verified.

Maricopa County also updated its tallies today, but so far any shift in the gap between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Democrat Paul Penzone is negligible.

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