Race between Joe Biden, Donald Trump narrows further in Arizona; more votes still need to be counted

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 05, 2020

PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Recorder's Office and the Maricopa County Elections Department released another batch of election results on Thursday evening, the third round of results from the county released in 24 hours.

With the latest results, the gap between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden has further narrowed.

As of 7 p.m. on Thursday, Biden leads Trump, 50% to 48%. Biden currently leads with 46,257 votes.

Here are the latest results for other races and propositions in the state:

  • US Senate: Mark Kelly leads Sen. Martha McSally, 51% to 48%
  • US Representative, District 6: David Schweikert leads Hiral Tipirneni, 5`1% to 48%.
  • Maricopa County Attorney: Allister Adel narrowly leads Julie Gunningle by less than 17,000 votes. That race is 50%-50%
  • Maricopa County Sheriff: Paul Penzone leads Jerry Sheridan, 56% to 44%
  • Prop 208 (Invest in Ed): Yes leads no, 51% to 48%

More than 1.8 million ballots were cast in the 2020 election in Maricopa County, which represents nearly 72% of total eligible voters, the Maricopa County Elections Department said in a news release.

Maricopa County, the largest county in the state, has an estimated 204,000 ballots still to process and tabulate, 15,949 provisional ballots to process, and 5,620 early ballots left to verify, officials said. Maricopa County will release more results on Friday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Other counties, including Pima and Mohave, also released additional ballot results on Thursday, and have additional ballots left to count.

Arizona remains a key state for both Biden's and Trump's campaigns.

Fox News Channel and the Associated Press have projected Biden will win Arizona and its 11 electoral votes. However, ABC News and other media outlets have not made a projection for Arizona.

ABC15 is not making election projections and is relying on the AP.