Last-Minute Ballots Helped Arizona Republicans

Nov 28, 2016

Last-minute ballots helped lead some Republican candidates and conservative causes to victory after Election Night, while in the past those ballots typically favored Democrats.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Republican leads grew in several races after November 8 as officials counted vote-by-mail, or early ballots, which had been turned in at election offices and polls at the last possible moment.

Those ballots typically favor Democrats, who have in the past used vigorous get out the vote campaigns that included offers to deliver ballots to post offices or election headquarters on behalf of voters.

Campaign consultants attribute the reversal of the trend to a last-minute push by Republican voters, many of whom held onto their votes as long as they could before delivering ballots with little time to spare.