Phoenix, AZ – On Tuesday, the Maricopa County Elections Department announced that it had completed counting the final early and provisional ballots from the November 6th election.
Of the 250,494 votes cast for the CD9 race, Kyrsten Sinema earned 121,881 votes and 111,630 votes went to her opponent Vernon Parker. Final vote counts showed that Sinema had a decisive 10,251 vote lead or 4.1 point advantage over Parker.
Voters unaffiliated with the two major parties make up the greatest share of voter registration in the district, but Republicans outnumber every other party, outnumbering Democrats by more than 10,000 registrants. Early voting data shows that Republicans outperformed Democrats in turnout for this election. Sinema’s four-point victory in this district demonstrates her powerful appeal across party lines.
Sinema’s campaign raised more than $2 million to communicate to voters in the district. Outraised two-to-one, Sinema’s opponent relied heavily on help from outside groups. In the final weeks of the election, outside groups spent more than four million dollars in negative advertising targeting Sinema.
The campaign’s field program operated out of five coordinated offices in Phoenix, Tempe, Ahwatukee and Scottsdale. The operation knocked on more than 40,000 doors in the final five days of the election and made hundreds of thousands of phone calls to targeted voters.