Arizona voters appear to have set a new record for Republican primary turnout on Tuesday, according to a local analyst.
“With the GOP vote total, combined with what’s pending, it’s almost certain at this point that Republicans will break primary turnout records,” ABC 15 reporter Garrett Archer tweeted in the evening of Wednesday.
With the GOP vote total, combined with what’s pending, it’s almost certain at this point that Republicans will break primary turnout records.
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) August 4, 2022
🚨🚨🚨HOLLOW RECORD🚨🚨🚨 @FOX10Phoenix reported that TODAY was the BIGGEST Election Day Primary Voting OFFER in Arizona HISTORY.
Several votes still need to be counted.
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) August 3, 2022
Looking specifically at the gubernatorial primary, Republican votes outnumbered Democratic votes by 157,753 as of Thursday at 8:15 p.m. EST, according to Associated Press election results. was drafted from New York Times. That’s enough, 660,735 Arizona Republican ballots have been counted, with 17 percent of votes still out, meaning that number will rise significantly. Conversely, the Democratic primary candidates tied 502,982but the number will rise, given that 19 percent of ballots have yet to be counted.
Great Arizona news for the GOP – turnout in the contested gubernatorial primary has so far generated about 150k more votes than the contested Democratic primary. And Biden “won” this state by less than 11 thousand votes in 2020.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) August 3, 2022
The Republican gubernatorial candidates were former Fox 10 Phoenix anchor Kari Lake, supported by former President Donald J. Trump and Karrin Taylor Robson. Limni leads with more than 12,000 votes. Although he hasn’t been declared a winner in the race by the mainstream media and publications, Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report noted Wednesday morning that it appears Lake will stay in the driver’s seat until the finish and ultimately clinch the nomination. .
Trump-backed Kari Lake (R) led Gov. Ducey-backed Karrin Taylor Robson (R) by 11,324 votes (1.8 points) in #AZGOV GOP primary with more ballots counted per day, and it doesn’t look like he’s giving it back.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022
The pair, in addition to three other GOP candidates, have already edged out Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and two other GOP candidates. combined 2018 vote total of 655,538 by nearly 5,197 votes, with just 83 percent reporting in the 2022 primary. In contrast, Democrats have yet to eclipse the 2018 vote total of 505,481, with 19 percent of the vote being still countless. In addition, the overall margin of vote for Republicans over Democrats is already 7,696 votes higher than 150,057 2018 gubernatorial primary vote margin.
Of the 2,022 gubernatorial primary voters who cast ballots for a candidate in the two major parties, 57 percent of the votes cast so far have been for a Republican, a higher percentage than in 2018. After GOP candidates garnered 56 percent of the primary vote election that year, Ducey went on to a landslide victory on election night taking 56 percent of the vote. This is promising news for the GOP in the upcoming November general election, and a possible harbinger of things to come, considering the percentage of GOP primary voters translated into an identical percentage of Republican voters in the general election.