Yep, you read that right. In Cochise County, the contest between Congressman Ron Barber (D) and Martha McSally (R) rages on. It was very close the other day, separated only be a few hundred votes when the election officials started counting provisional ballots from a Latino precinct and a continuing count of the early ballots. Cochise wasn’t alone in being late on counting the early ballots. Maricopa county, as of today, has 390,000 ballots uncounted. I’d be willing to bet that mine is among them. Isn’t it great to know that your vote doesn’t mean a damn thing!
Anyway, in Cochise as soon as they came upon ballots from a Latino Precinct the Republican candidate thought “enough is enough”, let’s stop the counting. Today they agreed to allow the provisional ballots to be set aside and be available for any future challenge. And so the counting continues. Before the court hearing Barber was leading by about 500 votes and now that has increased to over 800 votes. The GOP better figure out how to reach out to Latinos or their days of winning elections are over.