Arizona’s strict new voter ID laws meant that more provisional ballots were handed out on Election Day — Arizona Democrats have said the number of provisional ballots were higher in Hispanic neighborhoods.
Arizona law gives election officials 10 days to verify and process provisional ballots, giving them until Friday to finish counting the votes.
Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on whether the Arizona voting laws violate the Voting Rights Act.
“In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear challenges to the Voting Rights Act, we are reminded that the right to vote is the foundation of our democracy,” Reid said. “That right is not secure when some votes are counted while others are suppressed or ignored. I expect state and local officials in Arizona to ensure that every vote is counted promptly, accurately and equally.”
Two House races have yet to be called, as well. Rep. Ron BarberRon BarberGiffords to lawmakers avoiding town halls: 'Have some courage' Ten House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary MORE (D-Ariz.) is 289 votes ahead of Republican opponent Martha McSally, as of Saturday. And Democrat Krysten SinemaKyrsten SinemaRyan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote The Hill's 12:30 Report House Dem hopes Senate feels ‘urgency of now’ for cyber MORE held a small lead over Republican Vernon Parker in Arizona’s 9th District.