Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, is projected to defeat Republican opponent Rep. Martha McSally, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
As of Sunday, Sinema had 49.57 percent of the vote, or 1,071,280 ballots cast, the Arizona Secretary of State's office reported. McSally, meanwhile, had 48.08 percent support or 1,038,988 votes.
Projection: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) has defeated Rep. Martha McSally (R) in #AZSEN. This thing has been over for a while.
Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 12, 2018
Sinema's campaign manager Andrew Piatt declared his boss's lead over McSally as "insurmountable."
Source: AZ Central
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Arizona and nationally are stoking claims of deliberate election fraud in the state's U.S. Senate race as Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema await results of a vote that could swing in either's favor.
The tight race has left Republicans in jeopardy of losing a Senate seat in the state for the first time in 30 years.
Though McSally held a lead in early vote totals, the tally flipped in Sinema's favor Thursday night. Updated early results Friday morning kept Sinema with a 9,000-plus advantage, but an estimated 400,000 ballots remained to be counted.
"Just out in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON'T MATCH," Trump posted on Twitter Friday afternoon. "Electoral corruption Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!"
Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/09/mcsally-sinema-election-republicans-claim-arizona-vote-fraud/1942637002/