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Democrat Joe Biden wins Arizona over President Trump

Nov 3, 2020, 8:10 PM | Updated: Nov 4, 2020, 5:14 am
FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and form...

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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PHOENIX — Democrat Joe Biden has won the race for president in the battleground state of Arizona.

The Associated Press called the race early Wednesday, after an analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow incumbent Donald Trump to catch up.

With 80% of the expected vote counted, Biden was ahead by 5 percentage points, with a roughly 130,000-vote lead over Trump and about 2.6 million ballots counted. The remaining ballots left to be counted, including mail-in votes in Maricopa County, where Biden performed strongly, were not enough for Trump to catch up to the former vice president.

Arizona had more than 4.28 million voters registered for the election.

Biden will receive Arizona’s 11 electoral votes.

As of late Monday morning, the Arizona Secretary of State reported 2.63 million early ballots had been accepted and processed by the 15 counties. Arizonans dropped a total of 2.66 millions ballots in 2016’s general election.

Arizona was hotly contested after Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by just 3.5 percentage points in 2016 and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema toppled Republican Martha McSally for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018.

Trump made Arizona a popular destination during the election cycle, visiting seven times. Other members of his campaign, notably Vice President Mike Pence, made Arizona stops a priority.

Biden only visited Arizona once during the election cycle. His running mate Kamala Harris visited Arizona twice, including the week leading up to the election.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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