Helen Purcell, Maricopa Voting Chief, Says She’s Won Primary by 185 Votes

Wow, 154,682 to 154,497.

Purcell’s been in charge of the vote counting, including in her own race, and there could be a request for a recount or a contest.

Raises questions of what precautions jurisdictions take when the chief election officer is herself on the ballot.

Purcell was blamed for the very long lines during the Arizona primary earlier this year.

And of course she’s the unwitting lender of her name to the Purcell Principle. 

(h/t Paul Weich)

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