CD2 Update: Barber Leads McSally by 943 Votes


With a new vote tally from Pima County, Congressman Ron Barber has expanded his lead over GOP challenger Martha McSally to 943 votes. The score, as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Barber, 138,774; McSally, 137,831.

The Pima County web site tells us that the Elections Department counted 1,482 early ballots and 927 provisional ballots today. Officials estimate that just 70 early ballots and 26,000 provisional ballots remain to be counted.

More coverage of the CD2 vote-counting process here and this week's print-edition wrap-up here.

Here's today's press release from Pima County:

Pima County counted 1,482 early ballots and 927 provisional ballots on Wednesday, Nov. 14, as elections officials continue working to finalize election results.

Brad Nelson, director of the Pima County Elections Department, said that 70 early ballots he has received from the Pima County Recorder’s Office have yet to be counted and that he still expects to receive more early ballots.