ELECTION ROUNDUP: Attorney General race headed to automatic recount

Kelly beats Masters in Senate race; Fontes tops Finchem to be Secretary of State
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:41 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 7:27 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The general election in Arizona is one of the closest in history. With 99% of the ballots counted on Monday, Nov. 21, the Attorney General’s race is too close to call and headed to an automatic recount.

The race for Superintendent of Public Instruction was finally decided on Thursday, Nov. 17, when incumbent Kathy Hoffman conceded to Tom Horne.

On Nov. 14, nearly a week after the election, the Associated Press projected that Katie Hobbs would be Arizona’s next governor.

Hobbs released the following statement:

Lake later tweeted, “Arizonans know BS when they see it.”

Several key races have been called by the Associated Press. For an explanation of how the AP does it, go HERE.

Other races were still too close to call on Thursday. The biggest races and most important ballot measures in Arizona are listed below.

To see unofficial results from races and propositions in southern Arizona, go to https://www.kold.com/politics/election-results/. You can click on the green “More Elections” button to see results for just Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties.


  • Governor: The Associated Press has projected Katie Hobbs (D) to defeat Kari Lake (R).
  • U.S. Senate: The Associated Press has projected Mark Kelly (D) to defeat Blake Masters (R).
  • Arizona Secretary of State: The Associated Press has projected Adrian Fontes (D) to defeat Mark Finchem (R).
  • Arizona Attorney General: As of Monday, Kris Mayes (D) and Abraham Hamadeh (R) each had 50% and are headed to an automatic recount.
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Horne (R) defeated Kathy Hoffman (D), who conceded with 99% of the votes counted.
  • U.S. House District 6: The Associated Press has projected Juan Ciscomani (R) to defeat Kirsten Engel (D).
  • U.S. House District 7: The Associated Press has projected Raul Grijalva (D) to defeat Luis Pozzolo (R).

Key Propositions

  • Prop 128: Legislature can amend or repeal voter-approved initiatives. The proposition failed.
  • Prop 129: Citizen initiatives must be single subject. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 130: Allows legislature to set property tax exemptions. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 131: Creates office of lieutenant governor to run with the governor. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 132: Revises approval requirements for ballot initiatives. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 209: Limits on healthcare debt. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 211: Campaign finance source disclosure requirement. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 308: Allows in-state tuition for non-citizens. The proposition passed.
  • Prop 309: Requires voter identification for voting. The proposition failed.
  • Prop 310: Imposes a sales tax to support fire districts. The proposition failed.