It's not over yet: 300,000 votes not yet counted

The President won tonight on the strength of the Latino vote; nationally Latino voter turnout was 26% higher than in 2008; Latinos in Arizona came out in record numbers. We were the most enthusiastic group of Latino voters in the country. Yet in neighborhood after neighborhood, voters were forced to use provisional ballots in Arizona. What this means is that the race isn’t over yet.

The County Recorder will begin counting over 150,000 provisional ballots and over 150,000 early ballots at 8am tomorrow, Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

And we’re going to be there. Promise Arizona in Action and the Adios Arpaio Campaign will be sending observers to make sure EVERY provisional ballot is counted.


We might not know for hours, or even for days just who won the Sheriff’s race or the Senate race, which were both only separated by 90,000 votes.

If you were one of the hundreds of thousands of voters who were forced to use provisional ballots or encountered problems at the polls, let us know. Tell us what happened by emailing Please include your phone number.

Be proud of your work. We ran one of the most aggressive Latino voter registration and turnout campaigns in the country, and we did it through the power of thousands of dedicated volunteers.

Now let’s roll up our sleeves. We have work yet to do.

Petra Falcón

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