Arizona races that may go into a recount in 2022

It could be Christmas before final results of two key Arizona races are determined because their margins are so tight they’re likely to trigger automatic recounts. 

A new law, with bipartisan support, expanded the threshold for recounts after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump by 10,457 votes in Arizona. 

Contests for attorney general and schools superintendent currently are within the margin for a recount.

A recount will be triggered if the final margin between two candidates or ballot measures is less than half a percentage point of the total ballots votes cast. Before the law, margins had to be within one-tenth of 1 percentage point to trigger a recount.

Proponents say stiffer recount requirements should offer more assurance about election outcomes. 

Only 2% of Arizona votes remain…

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