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Hobbs holding on to lead over Lake

Democrat Katie Hobbs holds a slim lead over Republican challenger Kari Lake as the number of ballots left to count shrinks and the suspense in Arizona’s toss-up governor’s race grows.

Hobbs led Lake by just over 36,000 votes on Sunday afternoon, or 1.6 percentage points, up from her 34,000 vote lead on Saturday.

Hobbs has a 57,000 vote lead on Lake in Maricopa County, a gap that Lake needs to close significantly if she hopes to surpass Hobbs’ statewide advantage. Of remaining ballots left to tally statewide, Lake needs to win 56%.

In a ballot count update from Maricopa County on Saturday, which included ballots dropped off on election day, Lake won 52% and Hobbs won 48%.

Lake needs to win a larger percentage of the votes released by Maricopa County Sunday to gain ground on Hobbs, who has…

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