Democratic edge shrinks in Arizona Senate, governor races

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Votes being counted in Maricopa County. Source: CNN via CNN Newsource

PHOENIX (AP) — Margins between Democrats and Republicans narrowed considerably Wednesday in key Arizona races. Election officials have been chipping away at counting more than half a million mail ballots returned on Election Day and shortly before. Democrats maintained small but dwindling leads in key races for U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and attorney general, while Republicans were optimistic the late-counted ballots would break heavily in their favor, as they did in 2020. It could take several days before it’s clear who won some of the closer contests. With Republicans still in the hunt, it remained unclear whether the stronger-than-expected showing for Democrats would extend to Arizona.