PHOENIX - With less than a day before voters head to the polls across Arizona Tuesday, many races still remain in doubt.
So for a prediction on what Tuesday may bring, ABC15 turned to former elected officials for both the Republican and Democratic parties: Terry Goddard and John Shadegg.
Goddard says the hundreds of thousands of dollars the candidates and committees have spent this election cycle to try and win votes may end up having the opposite effect.
"I would not be surprised to see a lower turnout than we've seen in the past because people follow the old adage 'don't vote it only encourages them,'" said Goddard.
Republican John Shadegg attributes that negative tone to redistricting.
Shadegg tells ABC15 when the redistricting commission redrew the lines, it made the primary election more competitive and lessened competition in the general election.
"The reality is many of these races, at least those races for US Congress, will be decided on Tuesday night," said Shadegg.
Both men pointed to the race in district six between David Schweikert and Ben Quayle as the one outcome most in doubt and, therefore, the one with the most mud slinging back and forth.
"I think it's bad for the party and bad for the state," said Shadegg.
"District six on the Republican side is one of the most hotly contested races I've ever seen," said Goddard.
With the negative ads continuing to run up until the very end it's safe to say, even before they count the votes, the Valley's TV stations may come away on election night as the biggest winner of all.
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