Arizona is a battleground state the place the Senate race may very well be essential in figuring out the stability of energy in Congress.
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Journalist Ray Stern stated an inflow of residents from different states has contributed to Arizona’s shift from a crimson state to a swing state.
“Over time, our state is turning into extra purple,” he stated.
Arizona is a Republican state by registration majority, however Stern stated former President Donald Trump has additionally had an impact. Whereas many Republicans assist Trump, the previous president has additionally been divisive for extra reasonable voters.
Since 1952, Arizona has solely voted for a Democratic presidential candidate twice; former President Invoice Clinton in 1996 and President Joe Biden in 2020.
In 2016, Trump gained Arizona with 48.7 p.c of the vote. Biden narrowly carried the state in 2020 with 49.4 p.c of the vote to Trump’s 49.1 p.c.
With votes nonetheless coming in, Democrats maintain slim leads within the races for senator and governor.
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