State, county officials say 500K ballots still yet to be counted in Arizona

Election generic
Posted at 2:27 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 16:53:02-05

PHOENIX — State and county election officials say an estimated 500,000 Arizona ballots have yet to be counted as of early Wednesday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Recorder's Office says there are over 400,000 ballots still to be tabulated, with nearly 250,000 of those from the weekend. Between 160,000 to 180,000 ballots were dropped off at the polls Tuesday.

In addition to Maricopa County, there are 100,000 ballots to be tabulated across Pima, Pinal in Yuma counties.

Biden leads 51% to 48% over Trump statewide, with 1,411,086 votes against Trump's 1,317,568. 88% of the expected absentee vote are in, with 86% expected vote in overall.

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Election officials say machines started processing the uncounted ballots again at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The machines can process up to 8,000 ballots per hour, but getting a ballot to that point could take about three days. That process includes sorting, adjudication, and verification.

Further results will come in after 7 p.m. each night until all ballots have been counted.