Republican candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Frank Riggs barely made it out of the primary, so the fact that he is losing ground to Democrat Kathy Hoffman is not a surprise.
Still, the fact that the race is too close to call because so many ballots remain uncounted is a surprise.
Riggs had the lead until county recorders started processing and counting late mail-in ballots.
|Choice||Polling Place||Early Ballot||Provisional Ballot||Maricopa||Total||Percent|
|Hoffman, Kathy (DEM)||94,831||294,122||68||539,393||928,414||50.55%|
|Riggs, Frank (REP)||102,267||288,358||124||517,317||908,066||49.45%|
Hoffman told Facebook followers, “As we track the remaining ballots, I am optimistic with the latest results. We look forward to the next round of results and will keep everyone updated with the progress. Thank you again for believing in my campaign.”