Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) has taken a narrow lead over Rep. Martha McSally (R) in a hotly contested race for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona after a wave of ballots from Maricopa County broke heavily toward the Democrat on Thursday night.
Now, with about half a million votes left to count, Republicans are nervous that the votes left to be counted will favor Sinema.
Sinema leads McSally by just 9,163 votes out of nearly two million cast, a margin of just 0.48 percentage points. Angela Green, the Green Party nominee, has 43,958 votes.
Publicly, McSally’s campaign says it is confident that the remaining ballots will break their way. McSally’s team has told allies that the ballots counted on Thursday are likely to have come from the final early votes cast before Election Day, voters that are most likely to favor Democrats.
Read more at The Hill.