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Kyrsten Sinema widens lead in Senate race over Martha McSally

Posted at 5:05 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 22:35:33-05

Latest polling numbers released from the Secretary of State’s office shows Kyrsten Sinema has taken a slight lead over Martha McSally in the race for Arizona Senate.

As of 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Sinema has 1,071,947 votes statewide, while McSally has 1,039,778.

RESULTS: Track AZ election results here

About 162,000 votes remain uncounted across the state of Arizona as of Sunday evening, according to the Secretary of State's office.

Arizona Election 2018: 2 races with results too close to call

It is one of the most-watched races across the country: will Martha McSally, a Republican, or Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, serve as Arizona's first female senator?

Both are vying to fill Sen. Jeff Flake's seat after Flake's announcement in 2017 that he would not seek re-election.

As preliminary results started to come in Tuesday evening, the two appeared to be in a dead heat with both flip-flopping for the lead. 

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes expects ballot counting to continue for several days. Officials will continue to update the results daily at 5 p.m.