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Tonight voters in Arizona and Florida go to the polls in their party primary, and Oklahoma will hold a runoff in races where no candidate cleared 50 percent in June (Vermont is also up, but there are no notable federal or statewide races to watch). Our guide to the key races can be found here. Polls start to close in most of Florida at 7:00 PM ET and we'll be bringing you tonight's results as they come in. You can keep track of the winners just below.
Results & Poll Closing Times (all times Eastern):

Arizona (10 PM) | Florida (7 PM for Eastern timezone, 8 PM for Central timezone) | Oklahoma (8 PM) | Vermont (7 PM)

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:46 PM PT: AZ-01: Reposting from the last thread, here is where we find ourselves:

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM PT: AZ-01: Via once again AOSHQ, Tobin's lead is once again 93 votes. The SoS is mostly caught up with them, but small Yavapai is not online yet.

At this point 19 precincts are left in pro-Kiehne Apache County, 22 precincts out of almost evenly divided Navajo, 15 precincts in Pima (where the two frontrunners are also deadlocked), and 36 precincts out of Pinal, another very tight county. At this point we have one pro-Kiehne county and three tight counties left. This is still very up in the air.

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:55 PM PT: AZ-01: For Kiehne to win, he can afford for things to look the same as they do now. He needs a boost in Apache, where there's a bit out and he's doing well. He'll also need to keep things close in Navajo, Pima, and Pinal. In Apache, Kiehne has a 744 vote lead; In the other three counties, Tobin is up by a combined 112 votes.

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM PT: AZ-01: Right now the AP is caught up to where we are. The SoS is still a little behind.

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:08 PM PT: AZ-01: About 16 Pinal precincts came in, leaving Tobin with a larger 110 total vote lead.

Still, Kiehne has a real shot here. Significant bits of Apache, Navajo, Pima, and Pinal are still out. In Apache Kiehne is netting 744 votes right now; In the other three Tobin nets 136 votes. If Tobin can expand his lead in those latter three counties he can do this, but Apache gives Kiehne potentially a lot of room to grow. Still, since we don't know how many votes are left in any of the remaining counties, we'll need to wait and see.

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:31 PM PT: AZ-01: Not cool. Not cool at all.

Per our contact in Apache County, final dump will come in 90 minutes. IF it is as solid as previous, may push Kiehne ahead.
@AOSHQDD

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM PT (David Jarman): AZ-01: Put on an extra pot of coffee, because, per AOS, the final (and probably decisive) Apache County vote dump won't happen for another 90 minutes.

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:42 PM PT: AZ-01: It's pretty clear that regardless of how the rest of the votes go, this isn't going to be resolved for a while.

With that, we're calling it a night. Check back at Daily Kos Elections Wednesday as we see where both Kiehne and Tobin stand. Thanks for reading and we'll see you back Sept. 9 for our final primary night of 2014!

Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:54 PM PT: AZ-01: Oh, what's one more update between friends? Most of Pima is in, and Tobin now leads by 143 votes. It's probably smaller than what he wanted here, but a lot depends on how many votes are left in Apache.

And now we're really calling it a night.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:44 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Senior Elections Writer, Daily Kos. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident). Formerly known as Darth Jeff.

    by Jeff Singer on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:44:05 PM PDT

  •  Tobin now up 95 votes (0+ / 0-)

    70% of precincts reporting. The bad news for him is that's almost all of friendly Coconino County in. Almost all of the remaining turf is either even-split or Kiehne-friendly.

    Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

    by SaoMagnifico on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:47:27 PM PDT

  •  I worked the polls in AZ tonight... Yes, this p... (4+ / 0-)
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    KingofSpades, cosette, benamery21, nimh

    I worked the polls in AZ tonight...

    Yes, this progressive Democrat volunteered to be an official Yavapai County Poll Worker. I'm exhausted so this will be brief. All of our concerns about voter disenfranchisement due to the new Voter ID laws were not the least bit in evidence in my Voting Center (precinct) in Prescott. With 215 ballots cast from 6am to 7pm MST, we turned away zero voters and issued exactly two provisional ballots for purely mundane reasons -- one had just changed address and the other had left his ID at home. And just so you know, this part of Prescott runs the full gamut of demographic variation. Sorry to get in the way of a good meme, but I've got to report the fact that Voter ID was just not an issue at all in my Voting Center tonight.

    •  It was for two voters. (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks for your work, but no need to characterize "legitimate concerns of voter suppression" as a "meme."

      Impractical progressive Democrat. "I am becoming less and less interested in your estimates of what is possible." - President Merkin Muffley (Dr. Strangelove)

      by redrelic17 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:58:24 PM PDT

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      •  Those two ballots WILL count... It's just that ... (2+ / 0-)
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        BvueDem, nimh

        Those two ballots WILL count...

        It's just that their address and ID will be verified by other means first, so their votes are being called "provisional" until then.

        Remember please that I'm tired. I meant "meme" in the nicest way. I'm writing this all now because I do care very much about the possibility of disenfranchisement. I was looking for it on the inside and have to report that I found none. Sorry.

      •  Those two votes WILL count... (0+ / 0-)

        It's just that their address and/or ID will be verified by other means first.

        And I do care about possible disengranchisement. It's why I was looking for it from the inside, but I cannot report seeing any. Sorry.

        America is not 317 million individual boats afloat on an ocean; America is an ocean supporting 317 million boats.

        by Jimdotz on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:54:53 AM PDT

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    •  That's good. (0+ / 0-)

      Is that a decent turnout for an off-year primary in that precinct or are you new to this?

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:58:24 PM PDT

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      •  It's a little below past average but... We had ... (1+ / 0-)
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        nimh

        It's a little below past average but...

        We had a major rain event for several hours which definitely reduced turnout, and early voting is really catching on here . Turnout was a little below average, but I wouldn't read to much meaning into that.

      •  It was a little below average, but... (0+ / 0-)

        I wouldn't read too much into that. We had a major rain event here for a couple of hours, and early voting is really catching on here lately.

        America is not 317 million individual boats afloat on an ocean; America is an ocean supporting 317 million boats.

        by Jimdotz on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:56:00 AM PDT

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    •  Glad to hear it (1+ / 0-)
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      stevenaxelrod

      I think it's especially damaging in areas with a large transient population (including college students) and/or a high poverty rate. Not sure if your precinct falls into either category.

      Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 10:59:57 PM PDT

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      •  I work for Yavapai College... which is the most... (1+ / 0-)
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        nimh

        I work for Yavapai College...

        which is the most populous college in the area, but my Voting Center was not the closest to there, so I can't speak with authority on transient turnout. Poverty is not rampant near this center, but it definitely exists and was clearly in evidence among a good portion of our voters here.

      •  My Voting Center was not near a college. (0+ / 0-)

        I work at Yavapai College -- the most populous school in the area -- and it's closer to another Voting Center so I can't report about transient student voting with any authority.

        But my Voting Center (precinct) does have povery nearby and I can say that I saw plenty of it apparent among a good number of our voters.

        America is not 317 million individual boats afloat on an ocean; America is an ocean supporting 317 million boats.

        by Jimdotz on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:58:25 AM PDT

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  •  Did Cochise Co have somethimg special on ballot? (1+ / 0-)
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    AJayne

    They had  huge turnout, 62%

    A mind like a book, has to be open to function properly.

    by falconer520 on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:08:57 PM PDT

  •   Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction (2+ / 0-)
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    AJayne, geez53

    Interesting side note, the incumbent Republican, John Huppenthal, was knocked out of this office tonight. He was Also Tom Horne successor...seems like they both had a bad note. Maybe it had something to do with this?

    http://www.azcentral.com/...

    ChrisinPA now... just kept the screenname.

    by ChrisinMD on Tue Aug 26, 2014 at 11:19:35 PM PDT

  •  99% in and Tobin leads by about 280 votes (1+ / 0-)
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    nimh

    "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

    by Paleo on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 03:36:38 AM PDT

    •  One more photofinish.. (0+ / 0-)

      This year there are lot of them... Tobin will, probably, prevail in the end..

      Very Independent minded. Moderate. Extremely cynical (main principle: don't easily believe anyone, but himself).

      by Ragmod on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 04:14:41 AM PDT

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  •  Floriduh (1+ / 0-)
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    nimh

    The scary news out of Florida is that republicans turned out heavier for Gov Scott than Dems did for Crist/Rich.  Who really wants alien Rick to get another term?????

    Republican Alternative - The Ultimate Oxymoron

    by pholkiephred on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 04:38:26 AM PDT

    •  Obvious answer: Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      Plus - part of Indies (there are conservatives among them too).

      Very Independent minded. Moderate. Extremely cynical (main principle: don't easily believe anyone, but himself).

      by Ragmod on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 05:30:09 AM PDT

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    •  Luckily, Dem turnout (0+ / 0-)

      is higher in the November general. Charlie Crist is our nominee, and this is a toss-up race.

      Let's get Crist and Democrats back into state office, and kick out the absolutely atrocious Rick Scott! The time is now!

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