PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - It's a seesaw battle for secretary of state in Arizona.

After Pinal County and Yavapai submitted ballots on Sunday, Republican Steve Gaynor is up by 424 votes over Democrat Katie Hobbs as of 8 p.m Sunday.

Hobbs was up by 150 votes at 5 p.m. when Maricopa County released its results of counting ballots.

The Associated Press called the secretary of state race for Gaynor on election night.

[RELATED: Steve Gaynor to be Arizona's newest Secretary of State]

[CHECK: Election results]

Hobbs refused to concede on Nov. 6, saying The Associated Press called the race too early.

“We are cautiously optimistic that when all the ballots are counted, Katie Hobbs will be elected Arizona’s next Secretary of State. This decision by the Associated Press is head-scratching, but Katie Hobbs will not stop until every Arizona citizen’s vote has been counted," said Hobbs' campaign Manager Niles Harris in an email Tuesday night.

Not only does the secretary of state oversee Arizona's statewide election, that person is second in line to the governor's office.

Also, Democrat Kathy Hoffman extended her lead Sunday over Republican Frank Riggs in the race for superintendent of public instruction, which has been too close to call since results started coming in on election night.

Hoffman is up by 46,721 votes as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. She said she won the race on Twitter.

"We did this together. We did this because the future of Arizona starts in our public schools," she said in a tweet. "Words cannot express my gratitude."

[READ MORE: Outstanding early ballots could benefit Arizona's Democratic candidates]

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Legislative races like the one between Republican Kate Brophy McGee and Democrat Christine Porter Marsh in LD28 are also tightening up as those early ballots are counted.

McGee leads by just 643 votes.

[ABOUT THAT: New numbers give Sinema slight lead over McSally in AZ Senate race]

 


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