Less than one-third —- 29.11% —- of Arizona voters managed to motivate themselves to vote, either by early mail-in ballots, or in person in Tuesday’s election. Despite the apathy in this decisive election, the votes were counted with the following results — Republicans are shown in Red, Democrats in Blue, winners are in bold type. (I) indicates incumbent.
All statewide offices remain in the Republican column:
Governor: Doug Ducey
Secretary of State: Michele Reagan
Attorney General: Mark Brnovich
State Treasurer: Jeff DeWit
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Diane Douglas
State Mine Inspector: Joe Hart
Corporation Commissioners (2): Tom Forese, Doug Little
AZ Congressional races:
CD1: Ann Kirkpatrick (I), Andy Tobin
CD2: Martha McSally (R), Ron Barber (I) (McSally’s victory increases GOP delegation to 5)
CD3: Raul Grijalva (I), Gabby Saucedo Mercer
CD4: Paul Gosar (I), Mike Weisser
CD5: Matt Salmon (I), James Woods
CD6: David Schweikert (I), John Williamson
CD7: Ruben Gallego, Other parties, no Republicans
CD8: Trent Franks (I),
CD9: Kyrsten Sinema (I),Wendy Rogers
State House and Senate district results are available here.
Once again, Arizona voters have rejected liberal Terry Goddard’s efforts to emulate his single-term governor father, this time attempting to gain the office through the back door circuitous route often provided by the Secretary of State.
Amid the statewide victories, comes the stellar news of Republicans picking up national governorships and taking control of the U.S. Senate, in a stunning repudiation of the failed Obama administration and its over-arching policies. In the House, the GOP won 246 seats, its largest majority since World War II. Republicans have also swept state legislatures across the U.S.
Colorado, Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, Arkansas, West Virginia, and North Carolina have all moved from Democrat strongholds to the Republican column. Kansas and Georgia have held onto their contested seats. Still to be decided are Virginia, Alaska and Louisiana —- where a December runoff is scheduled.
As of Tuesday night, Obama had not issued a statement on this stinging snub. Unable to deal with the harsh reality of American voters venting their fury via the massive rejection of his disregard of the Constitution, Obama is off on another trip. He’s heading to China and Burma, with a side trip to Australia, where he’ll likely get in a few rounds of golf.