Results of live elections Blog: Kirkpatrick Helping Democrats regain control of the house – Phoenix New Times

Phoenix New Times will update you with the latest developments of Election Night 2018 in Arizona. For complete results, visit the Secretary of State's website. 8:45 p.m. CNN projects, Ann Kirkpatrick, won the 2Democrat of the National Congress, Ann Kirkpatrick became the District 2 Congress in blue, earning more than 55% of the vote against challenger Lea Márquez Peterson. The seat was previously held by US Senate candidate Martha McSally. CNN also projected that the Democrats had won control of the US house, collecting more than 23 seats. Otherwise, the congressional races were awaiting, with Democrats Tom O & # 39; Halleran, Raul Grijalva, Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton and Republicans Andy Biggs, David Schweikert, Debbie Lesko and Paul Gosar, winning 8:15 p.m. Ducey takes command from the boss. Unconditional governor Doug Ducey maintained a substantial advantage over the challenging Democrat David Garcia and Democrat Katie Hobbs seemed to have a huge advantage on the part of Steve Gaynor in the career of the Secretary of State, but it must be a failure because Gaynor took a light driving. In the Senate race of the United States, the Democratic congressman Kyrsten Sinema led Republican congressman Martha McSally led by less than one percentage point, with more than 1 million votes counted. Democrats led in five races of the Congress and Republicans went ahead in four years with Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick carrying out an effort to bring Blue District 2 of Congress.7 hours: polls are now closed in Arizona. If you are online, stay online. 6:50 p.m .: Voters are still online at ASU Tempe 10 minutes before polls can be closed. The voting booths were added out to help move the line.

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The voters of ASU Tempe are voting outside the voting center since the line is still long with 10 minutes left before closing the polls.
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5 p.m .: The first batch of states closed the polls. Arizona will not be closed until 7 o'clock in the afternoon. If you are in the queue at 7 in the morning, you can still vote. Do not leave the line. 4: 14 p.m. Arizona voters turn out to be mass for Election Day 2018.

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A dog discovered outside the voting center on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University on the 2018 election day.
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4:06 p.m. The Secretary of State gives an estimate for the release of results.

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Maricopa County election workers will be busy during the next few days counting ballots.
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As in the years prior to the election, you can expect to start seeing the election results today shortly after 8:00 p.m. on the website of the Arizona State Secretariat. "The first batch of results will be from early ballots sent to County Recorders before today," said agency spokesman Darron Moffatt, in a prepared statement. "We hope there is a delay between the first batch of results and the second update since the counties begin to process polling places as of 8 at night." Moffatt recalled voters in his statement that voters may be online in one place of voting until 7 "Every voter who is online before 7 in the afternoon will be able to vote, no matter how long the line is," he said. "Any voter who is shown after 7 in the morning will be rejected." The agency expects more than 100,000 early tickets to fall into today's polls, which will begin processing on Wednesday. The county must verify the signatures and the validity of each ticket before publishing the updated results of the tickets and this could take days, added.3: 30 p.m. The students of the State University of Arizona are unknown for a long line. Students at the voting center of Palo Verde West at Arizona State University in Tempe strongly committed to voting on Tuesday despite the long line. The line appeared, which shook the center of voting towards the Starbucks east, from a loudspeaker installed on the lawn. In the middle of the line, Paige Snyder, a 20-year-old student, said she had waited for half an hour. She had left the class before voting and said that she appreciated being able to vote on the campus. "You can not make it easier," said Snyder. She estimated that she had done 15-30 minutes of research on candidates and proposals before voting. Hence the same was Indigo Harman, an elder of 21 years. "I am making my voice heard so that we can put our world back in the best order," said Harman. He added that he was not surprised by the long lines. "We would be doing the task right now, but I'm here …" I hoped. "Both students pointed out that despite the fact that the line was long, several organizations had been delivering snacks and electoral guides. They also said that the county had taken" a time "to send voter registration information in the mail. You had not found any of the candidates Democrats were visiting that afternoon. (Scroll down to see interviews with these candidates.) Other students said that their teachers were accommodated when it was about making sure students were voting. They would not punish students for being late For the class if they voted, said Ashai Thomas, a 21-year-old student studying English and Spanish language. Thomas, who wants to become a teacher, said he was strongly against Proposition 305, a ballot measure to expand a controversial school coupon program She said she had spent her time online talking to friends and others waiting in line, and using her phone to inv to tighten what was on the ballot. 2:59 p.m. The memory of Maricopa County says the first ballots are now home

691,000 ballots went through our central count until now in this election. These are all the previous ballots that were sent. Votes on 691k tickets will be informed at 8:00 p.m. this night. #ElectionDay– Adrian Fontes (@RecorderFontes) November 6, 2018

1:30 p.m. See our interview with Bill Pierce, Democratic candidate to the Arizona miner inspector1: 30 p.m. Interview with Katie Hobbs, Democratic candidate to the Secretary of State
Hobbs was among other Democratic candidates who made a demonstration today at Arizona State University in Tempe. 1: 15 p.m. Interview on election day with Kathy Hoffman, candidate of the Democratic Superintendent

"I am very excited and maybe a little nervous, but in general it is very enthusiastic," said Kathy Hoffman, a Democrat candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Schools. The first candidate, Hoffman said he hopes to win. A recent survey showed a certain contest, but the superintendent's career is probably one of the best opportunities for Arizona democrats to flee from a Republican state office. The dominant Diane Douglas lost in her primary election in August. Hoffman, a 32-year-old speech therapist, said voters are looking for a superintendent who will support a high-quality public education system. And he disapproves of how his Republican opponent, former California congressman, Frank Riggs, addressed himself, especially in the light of Riggs' rigor to choose online fights. "You have to have fair temperament and energy and passion and not be starting to fight with people on Twitter," said Hoffman. "In fact, it's very immature." In the fall of the teacher strike this spring, education is one of the many decisive problems in the Arizona elections. The #RedForEd movement has motivated educators to become involved in the political sphere: people like retired professor Minny Fischer, who on Tuesday was out of the voting station at the Tempe History Museum, encouraging people not to vote on proposal 305. If they were approved On Tuesday, the referendum would expand a controversial coupon program for Arizona students. "I believe in the public school system and I can not believe what happened in this state for politics and lack of funding for public schools," Fischer said. Activists gathered sufficient signatures to put a 2017 law into a referendum after the Legislature expanded a program called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which allows students to attend private schools using public dollars. Fischer, who is 70 years old, said that most of the people whom he spoke support the cause. "There is no means of voting, correct what is broken before continuing," Fischer said. "And we have to have transparency."

1:07 p.m. Pizza – Even better than a sticker. Free pizza slices were waiting for voters on the line at the voting table at Faith Lutheran Church.12: 28 p.m. Action, man. In an update at noon, the Maricopa County record, Adrian Fontes, said 127,291 voters in the county issued a vote starting at 11:50 a.m. Sources also said the county experienced a "slowdown" of the entire system minutes before noon. He said the system was out of line for "a total of five minutes." State officials counted about 1.63 million early ballots for Arizona voters, or about 75 percent of estimates, according to analyst Garrett Archer. About 41 percent of the voters are Republicans, 34 percent are Democrats and 24 percent are independent. The average voter age is 61.

.@SecretaryReagan Early update of voting for Election Day: 1.63MM in (75% – 76% est.) Matches: GOP 41.2% DEM 34% OTH 24.1% (+ 7.2R). Women estimate 51.3% of the electorate. The average age in 61, average up to 57.9. https://t.co/OU4JNhQPf4- The AZ Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) November 6, 2018

12 p.m. The lines are growing at an Arizona State University electoral center in Tempe.
Cami Jetta, assistant communication with NextGen America, estimated that the line would be between 70 and 100 people, the vast majority of them students. It has grown since it arrived at 9 in the morning, he said, adding that at least 400 people have already voted, based on the number of "I voted" adhesives that were given, which have already been exhausted. The good news is that the wait does not seem too long. "Actually it moves relatively fast," said Jetta. The significant number of provisional ballots is being released to ASU, according to Jetta. Another NextGen organizer was taking names of those who had voted tentatively and shortly before noon the list had accumulated more than 100 names. Provisional voting is given to voters who are not registered, who are not in the list of voting locations or who can not provide a valid identification. 11: 50:00. Republicans have voting problems. Jonathan Lines, president of the Republican Party of Arizona, issued a press release that fought the elections of the County of Fontes and Maricopa due to the problems of vote that was seen this morning. "Unfortunately, AZGOP was aware of multiple problems in voting locations throughout the country of Maricopa, which reminds us of the problems we saw on the Day of the elections during the primary season," Lines said in the statement. "The record of the county, Adrian Fontes, turned the blame on these problems to external suppliers and promised that these problems would not persist. Although Democrats would be quick to claim the suppression of voters, I think this is a question of voter integrity." Given that this is the Day of the elections, we must resort to solutions and what the Republican Party of Arizona can offer as a resource. "As mentioned below, Fontes said in a press conference for one hour that the problems of the Election Day were" run-of-the-mill ".
Adrian Fontes wants you to vote.
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10:24 a.m .: 86,000 ballots issued so far. During an update at his office, the workers occupied early balloon tabulations behind him, driver Adrian Fontes told reporters that the problems at the polling stations were largely resolved. He argued that today's election operations have played in a very different way to the chaotic primary of August, when problems reached the polling places. "What we have experienced so far is a typical day of the elections, with typical problems of" run-of-the-mill "," Sources said. However, he did not have an update to provide voting at Chandler that was closed yesterday evening, which forced his office to send people to vote in the Chandler city council. The check-in times today were fast, about a minute by voter, he said. Glitches at other polling places "are all better or ready to go," Fontes said. As for the participation, Fontes said that the elections seem more than a presidential election based on the number of votes emitted. More than 86,000 votes were issued as of 9:50 a.m. today, a figure that does not include the first votes or tickets that have become late. "That is a surprising participation so far," said Fontes. Compare the participation of Mars in the 2016 elections, when about 350,000 ballots were issued throughout the day. The memories reminded the voters and we will also remember that whenever you are online to vote in your poll. Place when the clock arrives at 7 at night, you can still issue your ballot.

9:52 a.m. The AZSOS site is back. That's how it solves a problem. 9:43 a.m.: The Arizona secretary's website is down.

One day people will be on the site, it's down.
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9:34 a.m .: The director of Progress Now Arizona tweeted anti-Trump banners spotted in the valley. 8:46 a.m. We lived with David Garcia on Facebook while delivering coffee to the customers of Fair Trade Cafe in downtown Phoenix. 8:46 AM: Sources reports that Chandler's situation is back online:

UPDATE: The location of the voting will remain at the Academy of Golf of America in 2031 N Arizona Ave, now we have access to the building and we are turning on the energy now .- Adrian Fontes (@RecorderFontes) November 6, 2018

8 a.m. More problems have been reported. This Twitter user's claim was repeated by other voters who were interviewed in the TV news this morning:

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UPDATE: We advise voters assigned to the Surveillance Inn in 2031 N. Arizona Ave in the Gila campus to use the Chandler City Chandler Voter Center, at 175 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler due to problems of access to construction. We will keep you posted. #Vote #ElectionDay– Adrian Fontes (@RecorderFontes) November 6, 2018

The record from Maricopa County, Adrian Fontes, told news stations that a polling place that was rented by the county had been excluded the night before, leaving electoral teams behind a closed door. While the officials tried to obtain a court order that allowed them to enter, Fontes told affected voters to use the Chandler City Hall Voting Center. Sources told Fox 10 (KSAZ-TV) News on Monday night that 72 polling stations may not be ready for the six-hour opening. .

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