by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 10, 2020) — Newsmax reported Tuesday morning that the difference in votes in the state of Arizona between Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump is just under 15,000, down from approximately 17,000 on Monday morning.
The counting of timely-received ballots continues, which Gov. Doug Ducey said on Monday is a result of Arizona’s rigorous desire “to ensure the integrity of our elections.”
The numbers presented as of 7:44 EST are 1,648,642 votes for Biden and 1,633,896 for Trump. The percentage of votes won is expressed as “49%” for both candidates.
Three days ago, the difference was reportedly just under 30,000.
Last Wednesday, the difference reported was approximately 93,000 votes with a reported 600,000 votes remaining uncounted. The AP and Fox News “called” the state for Biden on Tuesday evening with a reported 73% of the votes counted and have stood by those projections.
One report dated November 4 quoted Townhall editor and Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich as having said she spoke to an official in Ducey’s office who told her “there are at least 900,000 votes outstanding that haven’t been counted. About half are Maricopa. W/ every update, they say it’s breaking significantly toward Trump 2-1. Doesn’t mean a Trump win, but that’s still a lot of uncounted.”
On Wednesday the Trump campaign said its internal polling had shown that Trump would win the state and believes its 11 electoral votes will ultimately be awarded to the president.
On Monday Ducey said “75,000 to 80,000” votes remained to be tallied.
The mainstream media is not reporting on the latest development between the two presidential candidates. Other races may be affected as well, Ducey tweeted Monday.