The Maricopa County Recorder's Office released the results of thousands of ballots left to count from the 2018 midterms Thursday giving the race for Arizona's Superintendent of Public Schools a new leader.

When the data was released Thursday, Democrat Kathy Hoffman had flipped her almost 8,000-vote deficit to a nearly 12,000-vote lead over her Republican opponent Frank Riggs.

Within an hour, Pima County released data from some ballots and her lead grew to 20,000 votes.

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The race has still not been called, however. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said Thursday there are still 345,000 more votes that need to be counted. It may be days until all the votes are counted.