Tens of thousands of votes remain to be counted in Maricopa County as two of our state's biggest races are still too close to call.
County Recorder Adrian Fontes told ABC15 on Wednesday morning that his office still has a little under 500,000 votes to count. A majority are reportedly early voting envelopes turned in at polling centers on Election Day.
Fontes said it could take as long as eight days until all of the votes county-wide are counted.
As initial results started coming in Tuesday evening, many races were called within hours, while two of Arizona's high-profile contests remained in limbo.
Across the state, many other smaller counties still have not reportedly counted all of their ballots and have the following amount remaining.
Here are the estimated #Arizona ballots still to be counted:
La Paz: 600
Santa Cruz: 2k
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 8, 2018
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 congresswoman?
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. As of 12 p.m. Wednesday, McSally led Sinema by just under 16,000 votes.
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After Diane Douglas lost her re-election bid during Arizona's primary, the race comes down to Kathy Hoffman, a Democrat and public school teacher, and Frank Riggs, a Republican and former Arizona congressman.
As of Wednesday at noon, less than 7,000 votes separated the two, with Riggs retaining the slight lead.
The battle over education in Arizona got national attention this year, as the Red for Ed movement gained momentum with teachers and supporters.