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Technical problems can to extend polling hours in Arizona
Over 200 polling sites in the Phoenix-area issues down through the tuning of the machine; Peter Doocy has the latest from Tempe.
U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona won on Tuesday, the U.S. Senate primaries in the state, and face off will end in November, with outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake.
In the Republican primary, McSally former state Sen. Kelli Ward and the former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio defeated. On the Democratic side, Sinema lawyer Deedra Abboud defeated.
In a year where Senate Democrats are playing defense, the Arizona seat offers a rare pickup opportunity that could help them, the status quo preserved, and a closely divided Senate or leading in the majority.
McSally, a former Air Force colonel as the darling of the Washington establishment, playing their loyalty to the President Trump, while competing against two extremely conservative candidates: municipality, who had lost to the late Sen. John McCain in the 2016 primary and Arpaio, the immigration advocates pardoned by Trump last year, after he was convicted of criminal contempt of court.
Trump, which supports a number of candidates in the last few months, stayed away from endorsements of Arizona.
As a community-and Arpaio apparently struggled to determine the more conservative option to McSally, analysts say, they may have, ultimately, the Congress supports members who have remained largely out of the fray.
“If Sheriff Joe was not in the race Kelli Ward Martha McSally would beat by 20 points,” said Eric beach, a strategist for the municipality, as reported by the Washington Times.
McCain, 81, died last Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey not yet appointed a successor.
Ducey, meanwhile, projected by Fox News to his re-election hopes alive, by defeating former Arizona Secretary of state Ken Bennett in the Republican primary.
He is to face off against one of three Democrats: professor David Garcia, state senator Steve Farley and former minister Kelly fryer. It was too early to project a winner in both races by the time of the surveys.
Earlier on Tuesday, the officials in the government admitted that the problems with voting machines in a number of polling stopped locations temporarily, people will be able to tickets, cast vote. A spokesman from the Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes told Fox News on Tuesday afternoon that “all of the polling sites, dealing with technical problems fixed this morning.”
The contractor hired to send set-up-poll-failed machines in the Phoenix area, obviously not enough technicians to leave several polling stations out of operation. The contractor Insight Enterprises has been identified by Tempe, the Arizona Republic reported.
Fontes says that he fixes sent his staff to make as many locations as possible. There were discussions on the extension of the vote in the last times of the 7-o’clock appointment, but surveys are planned ultimately to be closed.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.