Why Arizona Really Hasn’t Become a Blue State

The color on the map tells one story but the reality is another.

Photo by Dennise Leon via Unsplash

The state at a congressional level

The most notable indication of a swing was Mark Kelly’s win of the US Senate seat left behind after the passing of Senator John McCain. Governor Doug Ducey appointed Martha McSally to the position at the end of 2018 after McSally lost her senate race to Kyrsten Sinema, a long-time Arizona legislator.

The state at a county level

In Maricopa County, one of the states more increasingly liberal counties, the election results were not in favor of the democrats. Of the main positions held at a county level (assessor, attorney, recorder, superintendent, and treasurer) all five went to republican candidates.

The state at a local legislative level

At a state legislative level, nothing really changed. This is not the blue wave outcome democrats were hoping for.

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