500,000 Arizona Early Ballots Haven't Been Returned Yet

Published: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:48pm
Updated: Monday, November 2, 2020 - 6:20pm
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We have arrived at the eve of the 2020 election. Nearly 2 million ballots have already been cast in Maricopa County alone, and in such a divisive year, polls show few undecided voters are still out there to be courted.

But that didn’t stop Arizona’s Senate candidates from making their final pleas for support over the weekend. Democrat Mark Kelly was in Scottsdale to rally volunteers before a final push.

"This election — this U.S. Senate race, CD-6, house races, state Senate races — are all going to be won on a small margin," Kelly said during the event. "And a lot of those ballots are still sitting on somebody’s kitchen table."

Kelly has held a consistent lead over incumbent Sen. Martha McSally. But Democrats learned in 2016 not to take anything for granted.

This Senate race is not the only one threatening the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. And like Kelly, McSally was on the road this weekend to remind voters tomorrow’s election carries consequences far beyond her own political career. Here she is in Casa Grande:

"This isn't about me. At this point, it's my mission to stand on the wall with all of you, in order to stop the radical left from taking over," McSally said. 

So, what do the numbers tell us so far about the candidates' chances? And just how many voters are up for grabs at this point? The Show spoke with Maricopa County Elections Director Rey Valenzuela, who oversees early voting.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In the audio, voters go to any voting center to drop off their ballot. 

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