California election officials continued to count ballots on Tuesday, with the latest tally showing a slight narrowing in the Democratic presidential race and most of the uncounted votes cast as provisional ballots. In all, more than 7.8 million ballots have been counted from the statewide primary that's now two weeks in the rear-view mirror. A report published late Tuesday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla showed more than 784,000 ballots still had to be reviewed. Tuesday's vote count showed a slight narrowing of the lead for Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders. One week ago, Clinton was besting Sanders by 476,271 votes.
The number of uncounted ballots in California from the June 7 presidential primary fell substantially over the holiday weekend and Tuesday, with the tallied vote count standing at almost 8.5 million. The latest report, issued Tuesday afternoon by the secretary of state's office, found 70,455 ballots had yet to be reviewed four weeks after election day. The tally as of last Friday was about 288,000. Only eight counties still have ballots left to process, with California's largest counties having finished their work prior to the July 4 holiday. A phone call placed to Sonoma elections officials Tuesday was not immediately returned.
Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy tells'Outnumbered Overtime' although it may not be unlawful for states to be counting ballots days after Election Day it is'wildly irresponsible.' There are still more than 120,000 total ballots that need to be counted in Nevada's Clark County, where the majority of uncounted votes reside, officials said Friday. Clark County Registrar of Voters Joseph Gloria said at a press conference on Friday that at least 300 people are involved in the counting process and are working to enter some 63,262 ballots into their system by Sunday. Most of these ballots were mail-in votes and don't include cured or provisional ballots or other absentee ballots that are still coming in through the postal service. An additional 60,000 provisional ballots, cast electronically and in-person on Election Day, still need to be reviewed and it's unclear how many will actually go towards a final tally, Gloria said.
The already dramatic Arizona Senate race flipped Thursday with Democrat Rep. Kyrsten Sinema taking the lead over Republican Rep. Martha McSally after the day's vote count was added to the overall tally. Sinema started the day down 1 point or some 17,000 votes, but surged to the lead with the inclusion of votes counted from two of the state's largest counties. The race for what was Sen. Jeff Flake's seat is a consequential one that Sinema had led in the polls throughout much of the campaign, but tightened in the weeks before Election Day as $30 million combined was dumped in the race by both parties. Sinema's margin now stands at less than half a point and there are still as many as 350,000 votes statewide that need to be counted. According to the Arizona Secretary of State's website, five counties remain that have yet to report their full counts.
Georgia's dramatic, divisive, and hotly contested gubernatorial race between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams isn't over yet. But the writing on the wall, as the Abrams campaign holds out hope for absentee and provisional ballots, is that Kemp will ultimately be declared the winner. As of Thursday afternoon, Kemp led Abrams by just under 63,000 votes, claiming 50.33 percent of the total vote. That puts Kemp barely over the state's 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff. The Abrams campaign needs to make up about 25,000 votes in order to bring Kemp under 50 percent and trigger a runoff on December 4.