PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and other top state officials have certified the results of November’s general election that gave the Republican governor a second term but also elected the state’s first Democratic U.S. Senator since the mid-1990s.
Monday’s signing of the official election canvass by Ducey, outgoing Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Attorney General Mark Brnovich and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales is a formality that spotlights changes in Arizona’s political direction.
Although Ducey won re-election by 14 percentage points over Democrat David Garcia, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was elected to the Senate with a 2 percentage point margin of victory. Democrats also won top statewide races for the first time this decade, including secretary of state, schools superintendent and a corporation commission seat.
The state as a whole saw 2,409,907 ballots cast with a turnout of 64.85 percent, just .27 percent of the record set in 1982, officials said.
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