PHOENIX — Election Day has come and gone, leaving voters across Arizona after they had one final day to have their voices heard in the 2020 election.
Democrat Joe Biden has won Arizona, according to The Associated Press. U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly has also won Arizona, according to AP.
Biden was leading Republican Donald Trump in Arizona’s election returns for president with 98% of precincts reporting.
51.81% have cast their ballot for Biden. 46.86% have cast their ballot for Trump.
The 2.66 million ballots largely represents record early voting in the state. But there have also been long lines at polling places throughout the state all day and many ballots are still left to be counted.
In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Mark Kelly leads Republican Martha McSally.
Kelly, a former astronaut, has received 53% of votes so far. McSally, the incumbent, has had 47% votes so far.
Here are the live updates from Election Day and beyond in Arizona:
2:25 a.m.: Maricopa County says all vote centers are reported
1:11 a.m. Arizona Gov. Ducey pushes back on AP calling race for Biden
12:51 a.m. Biden, Kelly win Arizona, per AP
Democrat Joe Biden has won Arizona, according to the Associated Press.
Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly has won Arizona, according to the Associated Press.
12:38 a.m. Arizona numbers update
With 97% of precincts in Arizona reporting, Biden remains up. Biden has 51.80% of the votes. Trump has 46.87%.
Meanwhile, in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, Mark Kelly has 53.36% of the votes while Martha McSally has 46.64%.
12:21 a.m. Wednesday Trump speaks
President Donald Trump is giving a statement while tonight’s election remains too close to call.
President Trump believes he still has a chance to win Arizona. "We're just now getting into what they call Trump territory," the president said. Trump criticized another network that called Arizona for Biden.
With 84% of precincts reporting, Biden leads Arizona by six percentage points.
Trump added: "We will be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop."
11:21 p.m. Maricopa County votes update
10:45 p.m. 2.5 million ballots counted in AZ
With just over 2.5 million ballots counted in Arizona, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump. Biden has 53.10% of the vote to Trump's 45.61%.
Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally. Kelly has 54.58% of the vote to Mcsally's 45.42%.
10:42 p.m. Biden speaks
Joe Biden is currently speaking from Delaware as the ballots from tonight’s presidential election are still being counted.
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, currently in a race to keep her position, is having a health crisis, Team 12's Brahm Resnik has learned.
A spokesperson for Adel said she was admitted to the hospital for a health emergency. "The situation is fluid and there is limited information to share."
We will continue to update this as we learn more.
9:57 p.m. Gov. Ducey urges patience before making 'declarations'
9:54 p.m. Kelly speaks
Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly is speaking now in Tucson. WATCH LIVE.
9:14 p.m. Biggs wins reelection
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R) wins reelection, according to AP.
9:06 p.m. Lesko wins reelection
Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko (R) wins reelection, according to AP.
8:57 p.m. Stanton, Kirkpatrick win reelection
Arizona Rep. Greg Stanton (D) and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) have won reelection in their respective districts, according to the Associated Press.
8:56 p.m. Prop 207 passes in AZ
Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act to legalize recreational use of marijuana, will pass, according to the Associated Press.
8:45 p.m. Prop 207, 208 update
Both the Invest in Ed and legalization of marijuana initiatives are leading with "yes" votes at 54% and 60% respectively.
8:37 p.m. Gallego, Gosar win reelection
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R) have won reelection in their respective districts, according to Associated Press race calls.
8:19 p.m. More votes come in Arizona
With now nearly 2.3 million votes counted in Arizona, Biden leads with 55% of the vote to Trump's 44%. Mark Kelly leads with 56% of the vote while McSally has 44%
8:00 p.m. Arizona results begin to come in
In the first 769,000 votes counted in Arizona, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump with 56% of the vote. Mark Kelly leads Martha McSally in the race for the U.S. Senate with 58% of the vote.
7:00 p.m. Polls closing in Arizona
Polls are closing in Arizona. Results are expected to be coming in around 8 p.m.
Continuing coverage begins at 7 p.m. on 12 News.
6:00 p.m. Polls close in one hour in AZ
Arizonans have one more hour to cast their votes, as polls are set to close at 7 p.m.
5:00 p.m. First polls closing nationwide
The first results are coming in nationwide in the race for the presidency. Click here for live results.
4:30 p.m. No more campaign ads
The final campaign advertisement of 2020 just aired on 12 News.
4 p.m. Arizona polls close in three hours
Polls in Arizona close at 7 p.m.
2 p.m. Alleged 'stolen ballots' found in Glendale
The Arizona Attorney General's Office (AGO) and the Glendale Police Department are investigating an incident where 18 ballots were reportedly stolen and left on the side of the road.
An individual reportedly found the ballots under a rock near the intersection of 99th and Glendale avenues on Friday afternoon and reported it to Glendale police, the AGO said.
Investigators found that the still-sealed ballots were stolen from individual mailboxes in a neighborhood south of 107th and Northern avenues.
AGO agents and Glendale officers reportedly hand-delivered the ballots back to the voters they were addressed to.
1 p.m. More than 50,000 people voted in person during emergency voting period
Maricopa County elections officials said more than 50,000 people voted in person during the emergency voting period that took place the weekend before Election Day.
12:30 p.m. Rep. Debbie Lesko alleges 'biased poll workers.'
The Maricopa County Elections Department responded to a claim from U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko that she dealt with "biased poll workers."
In a Twitter video, Lesko said she was in Sun City when a county elections official told her that she couldn't be here, moved a sign without measuring and told her she had to leave.
The county responded in a tweet and said the poll workers did not realize that the location allowed electioneering.
12 p.m. 79,000 in person votes in Maricopa County so far
Team 12's Jen Wahl reports that more than 79,000 people have voted in person so far in Maricopa County, according to the county elections department.
10:50 a.m. Judge orders U.S. Postal Services to sweep facilities in AZ
A U.S. district judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to sweep facilities in Arizona and other locations for remaining mail ballots.
Team 12's Jen Wahl reports that more than 42,000 people have voted in person so far in Maricopa County, according to the county elections department. That number was up to more than 45,000 around 9 a.m.
Voters in the East Valley dealt with a little rain while waiting in line to vote.
Team 12's Michael Doudna is on the campaign trail with Senate candidate Mark Kelly on Election Day.
Team 12's Jen Wahl reports that more than 20,000 people have voted in person so far in Maricopa County, according to the county elections department.
Sky 12 was flying over the Valley to check out various lines at polling locations. You can watch the feed here.
Team 12's Jen Wahl spoke with Erika Flores with the Maricopa County Elections Department about more information that voters should know.
Team 12's Matt Yurus reports that Maricopa County elections officials said nearly 6,000 votes were cast before 6:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Polls across Arizona have opened for voters.
If you live in a county with vote centers, like Maricopa County, you do not have an assigned polling location and can cast a ballot at any of the vote centers.
5 a.m. Tuesday:
Team 12's Matt Yurus has all the information about how Arizona is keeping voters safe at the polls on Election Day.
12 News' Trisha Hendricks is tracking the heated U.S. Senate special election between Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly.
ICYMI: What happens to your 2020 ballot after it leaves your hands? Team 12's Jen Wahl is breaking down the process.
10 p.m. Monday:
Arizona’s electoral college votes have been a safe bet for Republicans for most presidential elections over the past seven decades. But not in 2020.
Arizona is a swing state for the first time in memory and has been lavished with attention by President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Democrats pin their hopes on Arizona’s changing demographics and the swing voters who split their tickets two years ago to elect a Republican governor and a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
Trump and his allies made an aggressive push to hold a state that Trump won by 3.5 percentage points in 2016.
The above article is from The Associated Press.
Republican Sen. Martha McSally and other GOP candidates barnstormed Arizona on Monday as they worked to get out their voters with their traditional election eve rallies.
Democrats, meanwhile, focused on digital messaging, phone banks and walking neighborhoods to motivate their backers to go to the polls.
Arizona Republicans are playing defense up and down Tuesday’s ballot as they try to beat back Democratic efforts to win not only the state’s presidential vote but a U.S. Senate seat, control of the state Legislature and the commission that regulates utilities.
Both sides think they're well-positioned for victories.
The above article is from The Associated Press.