Pima County plans to finish ballot counting Monday

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Pima County officials plan to count 13,000 remaining election ballots on Monday that could prove critical in deciding the close race for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District seat.

The race between Democratic Rep. Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remains too close to be called even four days after Election Day.

McSally was leading Barber by about 500 votes as of Saturday afternoon.

Many but not all of the 13,000 ballots were cast in the race between Barber and McSally.

McSally and Barber faced off in a similar battle during the 2012 election. Barber trailed for days and finally took the lead on the Friday after Election Day.

But that race remained too close to call for another week.

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