Maricopa County still has a lot of votes to count but they dropped about 72,000 ballots tonight.
Kari Lake has benefited from the vote drop but not as much as we were hoping.
Before the drop this was the count:
Here’s the count now that new release is out. Lake got 57% of the vote:
That’s a net gain of 9,750 votes.
I don’t know if that’s enough to push her into the lead when the remaining votes are counted. I fear it is not.
UPDATE: As I feared. Hobbs has been the projected winner of the race by both Decision Desk and NBC News:
Decision Desk HQ projects Katie Hobbs (D) elected governor in Arizona.
R to D Flip.#DecisionMade: 8:50pm EST
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 15, 2022
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) November 15, 2022