Martha McSally has defeated Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD2), as both Pima and Cochise counties reported processed ballots after 5pm. The vote totals as of 6:41pm tonight are 105,687 for McSally, and 105,178 for Barber.
The automatic recount threshold is 200 votes.
Barber narrowly defeated McSally in 2012. McSally had lost in the GOP primary earlier that year in the special election to replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who had retired after surviving an assassination attempt that left six people dead and 13 injured. Barber had been among those injured; he was Giffords' District Director.
Going into today's counting, McSally had had a 363 vote lead. Cochise County - which broke heavily for her - had had 3,222 votes left to process. Pima County had narrowly favored Barber and had 18,171 votes left to process. Some of those are provisional ballots, and not all of those were approved for counting.
Cochise added approximately 3,000 votes tonight, Pima added approximately 16,000 (not all of those were in CD2).
Based on those numbers, there cannot be enough ballots remaining (if any) to change the outcome.
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