Via The Hill:
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) widened her lead over Rep. Martha McSally (R) in the heated Arizona Senate race after a new round of ballots were tallied in the Democrat’s favor late Friday.
Sinema more than doubled her lead over McSally with Friday evening’s latest tranche of results. The Democrat now leads her GOP challenger by 20,203 votes.
Earlier Friday, Sinema led McSally by just 9,163 votes out of nearly 2 million cast — a 0.48 percentage point lead. She now leads her opponent by just over 1 percentage point.
The vast majority of the votes tallied Friday came from Maricopa County, the state’s largest county, where there were an estimated 345,000 uncounted votes prior to Friday’s evenings results.
Friday’s new count came the same day a settlement was reached in a Phoenix courtroom that permits rural voters to have extra time to fix issues with their ballots.
Republicans alleged that some county recorders weren’t using a uniform procedure to make changes to mail-in ballots, specifically claiming that Maricopa and Pima counties improperly gave up to five days after Tuesday’s election to make those changes.
Counties will now have a deadline of Nov. 14 to make those fixes to problematic mail-in ballots.
If this move will have any real impact is yet to be seen.